Falsetto virtuoso Jónsi Birgisson fronts an Icelandic group Sigur Ros and on April 5th he will release his first solo record titled "Go". The album features his boyfriend Alex Somers and multi-instrumentalist Samuli Kosminen (Mum). Jónsi is known for singing in Icelandic or his own made-up language, most of Go features the vocalist using actual English words.
Alex and Jónsi also released an album last year, "Riceboy Sleeps", under the name: Jónsi and Alex. For the price of an e-mail address you can download a few of their track on their site. Strangely, Jonsi only makes one vocal appearance on this record but it is fantastic none the less.
Jónsi stopped by WNYC to perform a few songs from his upcoming release.