New Music: Ólafur Arnalds Shares New Track ‘saman’

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New LP re:member out 24th August on Mercury KX.

So. What does ‘saman’ mean? Well, apparently, it has a multitude of meanings. For instance, it is the West Indian term for ‘rain tree’ and also Saman is a Persian given name and surname, meaning ‘calm’ and ‘solace.’ Both of these are apt descriptors of the new track from Icelandic neo-classical composer Ólafur Arnalds.

An unassuming and simple track, it showcases Arnalds’ ability to tap into melancholic and yet hopeful sounds through his unadorned musical approach. The track is taken from his upcoming LP re:member out 24th August on Mercury KX.

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