Ólöf Arnalds unveils new single
Beautiful, beguiling and poised to win a huge British following in the coming months, the first of Ólöf Arnalds hotly anticipated new material is aired with the release of new single 'Innundir Skinni', released through One Little Indian on the 28th June 2010. It is backed with a cover of Arthur Russell’s ‘Close My Eyes’.
The title track of her forthcoming second album, Innundir Skinni – meaning ‘under the skin’ - is once again sung in her native Icelandic; a song about expectation, and more specifically, “about expecting a child, about something being created inside you, that you look forward getting to know better.” The new album also marks a departure by including three English sung songs, including single to be, 'Crazy Car'. Arnald’s lilting voice makes her songs come alive, leaving the impression of a classic troubadour with associations to early freak-folkers like Vashti Bunyan and Judee Sill.
Produced by Sigur Ros’ Jartan Sveinsson and Davíð Þór Jónsson, the follow up to 2007’s Við og Við debut, Innundir Skinni features contributions from Bjork, Skúli Sverrisson (Laurie Anderson, Lou Reed), Shahzad Ismaily (Tom Waits, Plastic Ono Band, Bonnie "Prince" Billy), María Huld Markan Sigfúsdóttir (Amiina) and Ragnar Kjartansson.
The album, Innundir Skinni will be released through One Little Indian in late summer.