Ólöf Arnalds announces her new album Palme

Ólöf Arnalds announces her new album PalmeÓlöf Arnalds has announced her new album Palme due out 29th September through One Little Indian. Making this her fourth full-length to date, Palme is Ólöf’s most collaborative piece to date, featuring friends Gunnar Örn Tynes (founder of electro-folk outfit múm) and long-term contributor Skúli Sverrisson. Evolving from the predominantly acoustic approach of her first three records, Palme presents the listener with a wellspring of innovation and experimentation that is profoundly affecting in a way only Ólöf Arnalds can be.

 Throughout the record there are nods to each collaborator, both Skúli and Gunner making their presence felt. However, Ólöf admits it was not easy letting them into her inner sanctum, tinkering with her songs and removing her from her comfort zone. “It took a lot of trust to let my collaborators so far into my musical expression and at times I found it a bit frightening”.

More than anything, Palme is populated by Ólöf’s effortlessly idiosyncratic vocal, one “that can silence a room, such is its sweetness”. Any doubters must look no further than the recently premiered “Half Steady”, alive with plodding electronic glitches and the ever-ethereal vocal stylings of Arnalds.The release of Palme will be preceded by single “Patience” on 22nd September and fans can see the Icelandic star and her troupe live across the UK this autumn. Full dates can be found below.

August - 30th @ Moseley Folk Festival, Birmingham

 September  28th @ Komedia Studio Bar, Brighton // 29th @ Oslo, London 

 October  1st @ The Louisiana, Bristol // 2nd @ Cornerhouse, Manchester // 3rd @ Leaf, Liverpool // 4th @ Fibbers, York // 5th @ Mono, Glasgow

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