‘Old Skin,’ a New Music Video from Ólafur Arnalds

Olafur Arnalds

Icelandic composer Ólafur Arnalds is known for beautiful compositions laced with the slightest of electronic twinges. His latest album, the EP For Now I Am Winter (out on April 2nd), includes orchestral compositions from composer Nico Muhly, but also features something new—words. For the first time, Arnalds is introducing vocals into his work via Icelandic vocalist Arnór Dan. Pushing his work even further, Arnalds just released “Old Skin”, the first video from the album and also his first live action music video ever.

Directed by Magnús Leifsson, the video captures Iceland’s seaside beauty through the eyes of a single lighthouse worker who notices something magical in the ocean’s bubbles. What’s there? Well, you’ll have to watch to find out, but let’s just say that if you’ve ever wondered what goes into a simple bubble bath, it’s not what you expect. And, conversely, if you’ve ever been to a rave with bubbles, that’s not what you might think either.

March 4, 2013 / By