Icelandic artist Ólafur Arnalds has released a music video for his track “Old Skin.” The track is from his forthcoming LP with Nico Muhly, For Now I Am Winter.
“We were thinking about what would be the last thing you would expect to see in an Ólafur Arnalds video and we came onto this ‘high brow’ versus ‘low brow’ culture,” said Arnalds. “We didn’t want to go the standard ‘icelandic nature’ style, although we do sort of start with that, but it takes a complete U-turn in the middle.”
Arnalds said that he was happy with the way the video turned out.
“I think they did a really wonderful job with it. It was a risky idea to begin with but they totally made it work.”
Check out the video in the player below, and be sure to pick up For Now I Am Winter when it is released on April 2 via Mercury Classics.