Teitur's a singer-songwriter from the Faroe Islands and he has an amazing tenor voice that I don't think can be really appreciated in a song like Catherine the Waitress. The instrumentally stripped down song All My Mistakes from his second album Stay Under the Stars is a different story, though. When there's just a piano accompanying him, his voice really shines. This was the song that won me over.
Teitur - All My Mistakes
Teitur's especially known for his song writing. "I know some writers make a point about having a complete story: beginning, ending, moral, everything. I just do my best to describe it, and leave the rest up to mystery. I like it open-ended to freeze a moment in time. Sometimes you write it right out of your head, then you see what you were saying when it's finished. Sometimes, at that right place and time, there will be a key that unlocks our feelings," Teitur has said about his song writing.
Below are two more songs by Teitur that I enjoy.
Teitur - Louis, Louis
Teitur - Rough Around the Edges
Teitur's almost finished his current tour in the UK; he hits the United States and Canada starting this coming week going from coast to coast to promote his new album. You can see the schedule on either site below.