Slacker Logo


Ólöf Arnalds

Multi-instrumentalist Ólöf Arnalds has established herself as a vital member of the Icelandic musical community, but it wasn't until 2007 that she stepped forward to pursue a solo career with her album Vid Og Vid. Born in 1980, Arnalds began playing music at a young age and is fluent on violin, viola, cello, guitar, and a number of other stringed instruments. Arnalds became interested in international folk music early in her career, through she's performed with a wide variety of artists; she's a touring member of the Icelandic electronic ensemble Múm, and has also played and recorded with Slowblow, Mugison, Nix Noltes, and Kitchen Motors. Arnalds first began to step out into the spotlight on her own as a key collaborator on Skúli Sverrisson's award-winning 2006 album Seria; she wrote lyrics and sang lead on three of the album's selections, as well as playing guitar, viola, koto, and charango. After the success of Seria and receiving a degree in composition and new media from the Icelandic Academy of the Arts, Arnalds recorded her solo debut, Vid Og Vid, which was released by the respected independent label 12 Tónar in 2007. The album earned enthusiastic reviews both in Iceland and abroad, and Arnalds toured in support of the release in Europe, Scandinavia, and Canada. Arnalds' sophomore outing, the One Little Indian-issued Innundir Skinni, arrived in 2010, and was followed in 2013 by Sudden Elevation and in 2014 by Palme. ~ Mark Deming
Read More Read Less

Stations Featuring
Ólöf Arnalds

Albums by
Ólöf Arnalds

Top Songs by
Ólöf Arnalds

  1.   Song
  2.   Sudden Elevation
  3.   Skjaldborg
  4.   Close My Eyes
  5.   Vid Og Vid
  6.   Jonathan
  7.   Allt Í Gúddí
  8.   Soft Living
  9.   She Belongs to Me
  10.   Surrender
  11.   Call It What You Want
  12.   Perfect
  13.   Han Grete
  14.   Englar Og Dárar
  15.   Orfeus Og Evridís
  16.   Palme
  17.   Patience
  18.   Í Nýju Húsi
  19.   Return Again
  20.   Ævagömul Orkuþla
  21.   Onwards and Upwards
  22.   Half Steady
  23.   Madrid
  24.   Maria Bethânia
  25.   Klara
  26.   Crazy Car
  27.   Vittu Af Mér
  28.   A Little Grim
  29.   The Joke
  30.   Náttsöngur
  31.   Fear Less
  32.   Solitary Man
  33.   Innundir Skinni
  34.   Vinur Minn
  35.   Mr Tambourine Man
  36.   Treat Her Kindly
  37.   With Tomorrow/I'm On Fire
  38.   German Fields
  39.   Defining Gender
  40.   Svíf Birki
  41.   Turtledove
  42.   Numbers and Names
  43.   Vinkonur
  44.   Bright and Still
  45.   Moldin
  46.   Hypnose

Artists Related to Ólöf Arnalds

Loading Sliders...
  1. + -



Casting to |