Ólafur Arnalds – Living Room Songs



The brilliant Icelandic musician/composer Ólafur Arnalds is creating and releasing a new song each day for a week starting on Monday. As the name suggests, these songs will be filmed and recorded in his living room and then made available for free as downloadable MP3’s and streamed videos.

Now I grant you, the prospect of someone releasing songs from their living room doesn’t necessarily fill one with anticipation and wonder but this is no ordinary musician we’re talking about here. The last time he did something similar was in 2008 when he composed, recorded and released a song a day for a week as part of a project called Found Songs. The result of that project was a brilliant album and one of my all time favourite songs, which inspired an equally amazing video.  I blogged about the video back in December 2009 and you can click here to watch it if you like. It’s pretty beautiful.

To watch the videos and download the songs just go to the Living Room Songs project website. Despite the rather stilted intro video that’s up at the moment, from Monday there should be some magic…