Emiliana Torrini Biography
From 1994 to 1996, Torrini released three albums in Iceland, Spoon (with a band of the same name), Crouçie d'Où La, and Merman. She gained international recognition in 1999 with her album Love in the Time of Science, produced by Roland Orzabal of Tears for Fears. Her single "To Be Free" from this album also appeared in the movie Crazy/Beautiful and was featured in the soundtrack. The song 'Summerbreeze', written by Mark Abis, was featured on the cult TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Orzabal also wrote two songs for the album. Torrini was chosen to sing "Gollum's Song", the end theme of Peter Jackson's film The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers when fellow Icelander Björk backed out due to pregnancy. Her 2005 album, Fisherman's Woman, was woven through with the memory of her boyfriend, who was killed in a car accident in the early 2000s. It features the singles "Sunny Road" and "Heartstopper." In 2006, Torrini was nominated for the Icelandic Music Awards held in Reykjavík in four categories: Pop Album of the Year, Song of the Year (Sunny Road), Singer of the Year and Video of the Year for Sunny Road, directed by Ali Taylor at Sherbet. She won all except Song of the Year. Her new album, Me and Armini, was released worldwide on 8 September 2008, and the US on 9 September. In 2008, Emilíana performed in Dingle, Co. Kerry, Republic of Ireland for Other Voices the critically acclaimed live music TV series which airs each year on RTÉ Two.
Her music has appeared in several TV shows. Several of her songs have appeared in Grey's Anatomy, including a in January 2007 a demo version of "Beggar's Prayer". "Sunny Road" appeared in both One Tree Hill episode 2.21, and in 90210.