Listen to Gabriel Ólafs’ new single ‘Staircase Sonata’

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.

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