Ólöf Arnalds has announced her first UK tour dates since the release of her acclaimed third full-length album ‘Sudden Elevation’. The tour will see Ólöf play shows in Holland, Belgium and Germany before a four date run in the UK. Click here for all Ólöf’s tour dates.
Sudden Elevation is Ólöf Arnalds first album sung entirely in English, capturing a rare and idiosyncratic songwriting talent in full bloom. It was produced again by long-time collaborator, Skúli Sverrisson, and was largely recorded in a late autumn 2011 stint in a seaside cabin in Hvalfjörður (literally ‘Whale-fjord’), in the west of her native Iceland.
From the breezily skipping rhythm of opener German Fields to the pealing vocals of closer, Perfect, Sudden Elevation’s particular brand of heartache is magical, dislocated and otherworldly; it’s harmonies complex and quietly electrifying.