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LISTEN: Ólafur Arnalds Readies New Album, Offers First Taste “This Place Was A Shelter”

By Staff, Photo by Stuart Bailes on January 22, 2013



On his upcoming album, For Now I Am Winter, out February 25th via Mercury Classics, Icelandic prodigy Ólafur Arnalds made the decision to expand his sound and push himself in new directions--in fear of becoming too familiar with his own process. For Now I Am Winter is a collection of songs more complex in arrangement than his previous outings, with electronic elements that were usually relegated to the background taking a more prominent role on this new album.


The result of Arnalds' efforts is a pop sound still capable of creating expansive and cold atmospheres. Check out the first single from his upcoming release, “This Place Was A Shelter,” below.


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