"And then suddenly it all opens up into the utterly gorgeous 'We Will All Feel Better One Day And / Or Die', which seems to sum up the albums intent in one song title, accompanied by the most beautiful vocal melody, and a subtle accompaniments of breathless synth heartbeats, it feels desperately sad but uplifting and life affirming too - I can't remember an album with builds to quite such a definitive conclusion."

'albums of the year' 2019 lists:

 "rauður’s vocal is beautiful and beguiling, like an angel sent down from heaven to lead us on a wonderful journey through the duration of ‘We Will All Feel Better One Day And/Or Die’."


"The title of her new track We Will All Feel Better And/Or Die is probably enough of a clue to show rauður is a little on the eccentric side. As the track builds her trilling vocals are accompanied by a marching snare and a bass heartbeat before keys fade in and the whole glorious composition is complete."

"Now what do we have here? It’s one of those (not so rare fortunately) occasions that words are just too poor to describe the magig of a track like ‘We Will All Feel Better One Day And/Or Die‘ by Icelandic ‘fairy’ rauður [...] The track sets off in a moody, ethereal pace to climax into the absolute indie electronic bliss after its 3rd minute. Unique, uncommon, and above all non-predictable. Ear-gasm!

"The music of Iceland based artist Rauður is a vision for the ears [...] The fascinating single juxtaposes with intrinsic rebellion, as it coaxes with beautiful and uplifting visions of disasters that make humans – human. It’s a different way of looking at the Universe, albeit a Universe invariably created by Rauður. A world we’d like to stay and roam, for as long as possible.

"Allra bäst är låten som avslutar hennes set. Titelspåret ”Semilunar” är en söt popdänga som omsorgsfullt hackats sönder till fragmentarisk electronica utan att tappa något av sin inneboende catchighet. Där, i balansen mellan de tyglade popkvaliteterna och de udda elektroniska utsvävningarna, är det som rauðurs verkliga styrka framträder."

"Rauður proponuje nam muzykę, która wciąga słuchacza od pierwszych dźwięków, zamyka w swoim świecie i nie pozwala się na niczym innym skupić."

"Jedno nie ulega wątpliwości – to album bardzo emocjonalny i szczery. I mimo, że momentami dźwiękowe przestrzenie ustępują miejsca niemal transowym, klubowym brzmieniom (Bjögun i Semilunar), to podążając za całością albumu i temperamentem Auður takie odmiany wcale nie szokują. Są wręcz naturalnym rozwinięciem zabawy z elektronicznym brzmieniem, punktem kulminacyjnym albumu – jego drugą, przełomową i jakby też bardziej pogodną częścią."