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Ólafur Arnalds Announces Fifth Album 'Some Kind Of Peace', Shares New Song We Contain Multitudes

Wednesday, 26 August 2020 Written by Jon Stickler

Ólafur Arnalds has confirmed details of his new album.

Titled 'some kind of peace', it'll arrive on November 6 and is set to feature the previously released Back To The Sky, alongside the newly shared We Contain Multitudes, a minimalist piano ballad, which comes with a video directed by Blair Alexander.

The Icelandic composer completed much of the follow-up to 2018's 'Re:member' before lockdown. It's also a collaborative record with the likes of Bonobo, Josin and JFDR featuring among its 10 tracks. Check out the new song, and the LP's artwork and tracklist below. Arnalds said in a statement:

"['We Contain Multitudes'] was written at a friend's cabin in a jungle, late at night, on a tiny electric keyboard. At the time I had spent so much time away from what I had considered home, almost setting up a separate life on the other side of the planet. My mind was going through a process of learning to live in two vastly different cultures, of recognising that within one body there are multitudes of different and often contradictory facets of personality. The song remains a reminder that our minds are not constants, the self is ever evolving."

The ongoing concerns around the COVID-19 pandemic has caused Arnalds to postpone all of his 2020 shows, including a performance at London's Eventim Apollo in September. Rescheduled dates are still to be announced.

'some kind of peace' tracklist:

1. Loom featuring Bonobo
2. Woven Song
3. Spiral
4. Still / Sound
5. Back To The Sky featuring JFDR
6. Zero
7. New Grass
8. The Bottom Line featuring Josin
9. We Contain Multitudes
10. Undone


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