Also making Living
Room Songs available on CD.
By Blurt Staff
Icelandic composer Ólafur Arnalds made his Hollywood debut last year after scoring Sam Levinson’s Another Happy Day, the award-winning
feature film starring Ellen Barkin, Demi Moore, Kate Bosworth, Ezra Miller and
more. Erased Tapes is now set to release the film’s soundtrack due out on
According to Arnalds, “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.”
In related news, Arnalds has also released Living Room Songs, a series in October
where he created and released one new song per day, for one whole week.
Inviting the audience into the comfort of his Reykjavik apartment, he recorded the songs
live and filmed the whole process. In December a full-length version of the
series aired followed by a live interactive chat with Ólafur and his fans.
Living Room Songs is out now on CD, vinyl, ltd. special edition CD & DVD).