Ólafur Arnalds - For Now I Am Winter - Only The Winds by UMG Classics & Jazz published on 2013/02/12 11:50:11 +0000 iTunes: http://smarturl.it/OAiTunes Amazon: http://smarturl.it/OAamazon www.onlythewinds.com Gearing up to the release of his much anticipated third studio album For Now I Am Winter, due out 25 February with Mercury Classics, Icelandic composer Ólafur Arnalds presents his first single "Only the Winds" on soundcloud. Ólafur Arnalds has steadily built a reputation as one of the world’s most bright and able young composers. Purveying a neo-classical style with an array of influences which range from electronica to minimalism, he is an artist who draws from a variety of sources whilst maintaining his own unique sound. Since the release of his 2007 debut, Eulogy for Evolution, the 26-year-old Icelander from Mosfellsbær, a small-town suburb of Reykjavik, has put his name to a variety of projects. The accompanying small-scale live shows have taken him across Europe, North America and to China, and are where the intimacy of Arnalds’ performance and personality shine through. 2013 brings the release of his third full-length studio album, For Now I Am Winter; which is a categorical side-step away from the sound he is best known for.