Icelandic rockers Of Monsters and Men's “Little Talks” became a top 20 hit on Billboard's all-genre Hot 100 chart this week. The folksy pop track climbed to no. 20 on Friday, the music chart company reported.
Of Monsters and Men is the latest indie rock act to hit it big on Billboard's chart in recent months, following The Lumineers and Imagine Dragons. The group's debut “Little Talks” single, originally released in late 2011, moved from no. 23 to 20 this week. Of Monsters and Men scored their first top 20 hit and the best showing by an Icelandic act on Billboard's Hot 100, overtaking fellow native singer Björk.
“Little Talks” is a pop-leaning folk track with an accordion drifting over the song's rocking jig production. Singers Nanna Bryndís Hilmarsdóttir and Ragnar Þórhallsson trade verses back and forth, representing one's own struggle with a thought-racing mind. Its imaginative music video stays to true to the “This ship will carry our bodies safe to shore” lyric as the band battles creatures in an air craft.
Of Monster and Men's “Little Talks” was lifted from their “My Head is an Animal” album. The record hit no. 6 on Billboard's albums chart back in April.
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