Following in the spirit of Olafur Arnalds
' critically acclaimed 'Found Songs' (2009) where he wrote, recorded and released a free song every day for a week - now comes 'Living Room Songs'. This time Olafur
takes the idea further and invites the audience into the comfort of his living room, where the songs were recorded live and the whole process filmed. The songs were instantly released in form of a free mp3 download and video stream- straight from Olafur
's Reykjavik apartment.
In his own words: 'One night I was just playing my piano here in this apartment and I was writing a new song and I didn't have my phone on me which I usually use to record ideas. So I actually took out my MacBook and I didn't want to open like a proper recording program, so I just opened Photo Booth and recorded a video of myself playing the song so that I would remember the song. And I really liked the atmosphere of that video and that's when I thought I should do a series of songs in my living room...' Olafur Arnalds