The new album from Hafdis Huld — Dare To Dream Small — is out now. Dare to Dream Small’ is Hafdis‘s fourth full studio album and sees her return with a full band plus strings. Once again, she has written with some of her favourite co-writers including Boo Hewerdine, Nik Kershaw, Tim Gordine, Calum MacColl and Alisdair Wright (who also arranged and produced the album). This is a beautiful sounding album that combines Hafdis’s trademark honeyed vocals with sharply observed lyrics, hook-laden choruses and lush arrangements.

Hafdis Huld’s lyrics always reflect her life; the first few years of her young daughter’s life haven’t been straightforward and there were times she didn’t think she could continue making music.  But rather than waiting for the conditions to be perfect, ‘Dare to Dream Small’ celebrates the beauty in the little things and asks, “What is perfect anyway?”

Hafdis explains: “Social media can make us feel inadequate, and there is a generation now growing up with the constant pressure to think bigger, get richer, become thinner, and have a more fabulous life. I think it is important to remember that life is not a competition. If you have enough then you should allow yourself to be happy. It´s ok to dream small”.

First single, ‘Take Me Dancing’ celebrates the simple joy of dancing with a lover. The stunning video recreates a true story of an Icelandic girl in the 1950s who lived in a remote part of Iceland´s Westfjords that could only be reached by boat or over a glacier. On special occasions she would make a 6 hour walk over the glacier to meet up with other youngsters to have a dance and then walk back home by herself in the  bright summer night. With glorious aerial photography of the Icelandic landscape and cameo appearances from local farmers, this video will make you nostalgic for something you’ve never experienced.

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Watch the official video for the first single from the album ‘Take Me Dancing’ below:

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