Icelandic dreamwriter ÓLAFUR ARNALDS wants to share the light to its whole beloved island for its new project, titled Island Songs. The idea of it is to travel to 7 different places on the island and to collaborate with various artists from its locations. The songs are going to be raw material for director Baldvin Z to express himself in one video for each songs. The project is starting today, and in 7 weeks, the end result will be a full album that will be released later this year by Mercury Classics, alongside a one-hour music film from Baldvin Z. About the whole thing, ÓLAFUR ARNALDS declared:
‘I always want to make everything sound perfect, but I also know that perfection doesn’t necessarily make for good music. So these projects grew out of an internal fight with myself, a need to create something spontaneous and improvised.’
This new project is the follow-up to 2013’s For Now I Am Winter and 2015’s The Chopin Project for which we had the chance to interview the man. We recomend the read to you, while you can also follow this new project – designed to be interractive in some ways – on its website.