Ólafur Arnalds is a Icelandic neo-classical artist whose work is at the forefront of the clash between classical and indie music. After debuting in 2007 with Eulogy for Evolution, the Arnalds is now set to release its follow-up LP, …And They Have Escaped The Weight Of Darkness. The first single is “Þú ert sólin” and it translates roughly to “You Are The Sun”. Stacked up next to Eulogy for Evolution, Arnalds continues his to impress with a song both emotive and uplifting. “You Are The Sun” is an ample title, conveying the warmth of sun rays on a cool spring morning. It doesn’t have the power he packed into the frantic closers of Evolution, “3326” and “3704/3837” respectively, but it matches them in creativity, brilliance and sheer genius.
Download: “Þú ert sólin” by Ólafur Arnalds