As part of what has been an incredible couple of days of new music, we have received our first slice of gorgeous neo-classical of 2012. The shelves are still warm from Ólafur Arnalds‘s last project, Living Room Songs, released only a month ago, yet here are details of another; a beautiful OST recorded in December 2010 for the film Another Happy Day, Ólafur‘s first Hollywood film score.
The album is due for release on February 27th through the ever-brilliant Erased Tapes. The first track unveiled is Poland, which you can stream above. You can almost feel the emotion dripping onto the piano keys with each delicate note. It sets the tone perfectly for the forthcoming album, which we urge you to immerse yourself in when available. You can pre-order Another Happy Day OST now from here.
Ólafur said this about the collection:
“In mid-December 2010 I was on a holiday in China when I received an email from Sam Levinson about the film. We got on the phone at like 4 in the morning Beijing time and ended up talking all through the night, instantly connecting. He told me that they had been listening to my music while making the film, so the film was already very influenced by my music.
However, it was not until Ellen Barkin – the beautiful force that she is – had pestered the producers for a week, calling them every day about how I am the right one for this film, that they finally gave in. The only catch was that it had to be done two weeks later, in the first week of January. So I ended up scoring nonstop all throughout Christmas, making my mother mad in the process.”