Following the first single ‘Cyclist Waltz’, young Icelandic composer and pianist Gabriel Ólafs has shared ‘Staircase Sonata’, also lifted from his upcoming debut album Absent Minded. A storm that flooded his studio is in the origin of the song, as Ólafs explains:
“All my instruments and microphones were in a big pool of water and the fire department came and carried my piano into the stairwell. Although it was an unpleasant event, I really enjoyed the reverb in the stairwell – so that’s where I composed the song. It’s bittersweet but it’s meant to capture positivity in a moment of unhappiness.”
‘Staircase Sonata’ is being offered with a video, directed and shot by Viktor A. Bogdanski. Here it is.
Absent Minded is out on August 23rd through One Little Indian.