Of Monsters and Men "My Head Is An Animal"
The band is full of day-dreamers. The music and the lyrics are a reflection of their dreamy status. “Little Talks” is about a wife whose husband has died. The lyrics are from the conversation between the two of them. “We don't know if she's going crazy or if someone's actually there” Says vocalist Nanna Bryndís Hilmarsdóttir. She took inspiration from the couple that used to live in her house. The chanting, tribal “Six Weeks” was inspired by the true tale of American frontiersman Hugh Glass, seemingly left for dead after 86ing a bear that attacked him. The epic “From Finner” is “about a whale that has a house on its back. on which people travel across the ocean, exploring different places and having adventures” says other vocalist Ragnar “Raggi” þórhallsson. Dreamy.
My Head is an Animal is an album meant to be sung along with. It’s first impression is a lasting one. Cindy Howes (Morning Mix)