Ólafur Arnalds Releases New Video from ‘Living Rooms Songs’ EP, Scores First Hollywood Film, ‘Another Happy Day’

Ólafur Arnalds Releases New Video from Living Rooms Songs EP

Scores First Hollywood Film, Another Happy Day


“the same patient minimalism…almost regal… The best cuts find Arnalds unafraid to blend genres and mix in the electronic flourishes.”- Pitchfork

“the subtle reverb that washes every note of Living Room Songs provides the environment; the listener truly feels as if they’re sitting in the same room as the performance.” – Tiny Mix Tapes

Watch the “Near Light” video



Icelandic composer Ólafur Arnalds has released the video for “Near Light,” taken from his Living Room Songs EP, where he created and released one new song per day, for one whole week, recording and filming the whole process live. The video’s animation was done by Hong Kong artist Lam Ho Tak, who won last year’s Adobe Design Achievement Award. Working completely alone, the label didn’t hire the director – he simply felt moved enough to craft a short film. Living Room Songs is out now with Erased Tapes on CD, vinyl, ltd. special edition CD & DVD).

Following this EP will be the release of Arnalds’ first Hollywood film soundtrack and score for Sam Levinson’s ‘Another Happy Day,’ which won Best Screenplay at Sundance, starring Demi Moore, Kate Bosworth, Ellen Barkin, and Ezra Miller among others. The soundtrack will see a worldwide release next week with Erased Tapes.

Stream both albums and read his ‘catching up’ Q&A at Paste to learn more about his approach to writing film scores. Arnalds will be embarking on his ‘Trio Tour 2012’ throughout Europe in March/April and will to return to the US later in the year.

Another Happy Day Soundtrack

1. The Land Of Nod
2. Through The Screen
3. Before The Calm
4. Lynn’s Theme
5. Alice Enters
6. The Wait
7. A Family Stroll
8. Poland
9. Out To Sea
10. Autumn Day
11. Everything Must Change

Ólafur Arnalds European Tour Dates

11th March – Sala Apolo – Barcelona, Spain
12th March – Teatro Lara – Madrid, Spain
14th March – Botanique – Brussels Belgium
15th March – Muziekgebuow – Eindhoven, Netherlands
17th March – Milk Club – Moscow, Russia
19th March – Hipnoza – Katowice, Poland
20th March – Blue Note – Poznan, Poland
21st March – Impart – Wroclaw, Poland
22nd March – Lindenpark, Potsdam, Germany
23rd March – Schauburg, Dresden, Germany
24th March – Centralstation – Darmstadt, Germany
25th March – Palac Akropolis – Prague, Czech Republic
26th March – Stadtsaal – Wien, Austria
28th March – Muffathalle – Munchen, Germany
29th March – Posthof 1- Linz, Austria
31st March – Moods- Zürich, Switzerland
1st April – Auditorium Paganini – Parma, Italy
2nd April – Teatro Rasi -Ravenna, Italy
3rd April – Brancaleone – Rome, Italy


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