One of our favorite things to ponder while listening through the serene sounds of Ólafur Arnalds’ latest album, For Now I Am Winter, is recollecting how this dude used to rock the drums in hardcore and metal bands such as Fighting Shit. As awesome as that is, in all seriousness, since the beginning of his solo career in 2007, Arnalds has consistently raised the bar as a musician and composer. This April Ólafur Arnalds released his fourth studio album, For Now I Am Winter, of which is arguably his most cerebral offering to date. In fine cinematic fashion, Arnalds fuses strings, piano loops, and beats with his unique vocal stylings to create a setting of ethereal pop, the sort of which goosebumps are made of. We highly recommend that you take a moment (if you haven’t yet) and have a listen to For Now I Am Winter, available now via Universal Music’s Mercury Classics label.
In fact we recommend it so much that we’re giving away an autographed copy of Ólafur Arnalds’ For Now I Am Winter LP to one luck reader. For your chance to win, email us here and say that you’d like to be entered in the Ólafur Arnalds vinyl giveaway. We’ll be picking our winning submission at random Monday morning May 6th. One entry per person.
Reviewed by b3