»Being alive is hard!« Spoken like a true millennial, these words from Danish-Faroese singer-songwriter, Brimheim, succinctly sums up her basic thesis of life. However, her ever-present existential crisis has given birth to a beautiful world of music where weeping guitars and deep, intimate vocals make time stand still.
Behind “Brimheim” is Copenhagen based musician and songwriter, Helena Heinesen Rebensdorff. Her stage name is a homage to her Faroese roots, translating to ‘home of the breaking waves.
Like the illegitimate love child of PJ Harvey and Caroline Polachek, Brimheim possesses emotional darkness and a sense of mystique that pushes forward with pop’s promise of catchy choruses and simple melodies. Her lyrics can be anxious, filled with confusion and vulnerability, but the sadness is always accompanied by humour and hope.
Brimheim released her debut EP ‘Myself Misspelled’ in the fall of 2020 and has since received an abundance of praise from Danish media. The Association of Danish Music Critics has nominated Brimheim for the “Hope of the Year” award. In addition, she was selected as “Ugens Uundgåelige” (Track of the week) by the largest national radio station, P3, and her single “Exquisite Bliss” has been rotating on both P3 and P6.