Sigur Rós’ Jónsi Shares New Song, “Simple Gifts,” From Soundtrack to Emma Watson Film “The Circle”

Soundtrack and Film Due Out April 28, Score by Danny Elfman

Apr 20, 2017 Photography by Wendy Lynch Redfern (for Under the Radar)
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Jónsi, frontman for Iceland's Sigur Rós, has released a new solo song, "Simple Gifts." It's taken from the soundtrack to The Circle, a new film that stars Emma Watson, Tom Hanks, Karen Gillan, John Boyega, Patton Oswalt, and Bill Paxton. It's based on the novel by Dave Eggers, who co-wrote the screenplay with director James Ponsoldt (The End of the Tour). The movie and soundtrack are both due out April 28, with Danny Elfman composing the score. Jónsi's song is an interpretation of a traditional Shaker song. STX Recordings/Sony Masterworks are releasing the soundtrack. Listen to the song below (via Pitchfork), followed by Sigur Rós' upcoming North American tour dates.

Sigur Rós North American Tour Dates:

5/20 - Gulf Shores - Hangout Fest
5/21 - New Orleans, LA - Saenger Theatre
5/23 - Atlanta, GA - The Fox Theatre
5/25 - Columbia, MD - Merriweather Post Pavilion
5/28 - Toronto, ON - TD Echo Beach
5/30 - Montreal, QC - Place des Arts
6/2 - Detroit, MI - Masonic Temple Theatre
6/3 - Chicago, IL - Auditorium Theatre
6/4 - Columbus, OH - Palace Theatre
6/5 - St Louis, MO - Peabody Opera House
6/7 - Dallas, TX - Bomb Factory
6/9 - Austin, TX - ACL Live at The Moody Theater
6/10 - Austin, TX - ACL Live at The Moody Theater
6/12 - Nashville, TN - Andrew Jackson Hall
6/13 - Louisville, KY - Louisville Palace Theatre
6/15 - Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE
6/16 - Philadelphia, PA - Mann Center for the Performing Arts
6/17 - Queens, NY - Forest Hills Stadium

Read our 2013 interview with Sigur Rós about Kveikur.

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