Ólöf Arnalds

Ólöf Arnalds doesn’t play a harp, but somehow the spiritual atmosphere reminds us of one. Her songs are quiet, lyrical and delicate. The resonance of her acoustics and ingenuous voice sounds gentle, oscillating between innocent and evil witch child.

Classically educated on the violin, viola and self-taught on guitar and charango, Ólöf’s most distinctive asset is, nonetheless, her voice. Her oh so high voice got depth and she sings with soft force and clarity. While she has been compared with the likes of Judee Sill and Kate Bush, Ólöf’s music remains highly individual: playful but intimate; accessible and uplifting.

We met the upcoming Icelandic singer/songwriter Ólöf Arnalds at Hotel Michelberger on Warschauer Straße. For Berlin Sessions she performed  songs “Klara” and “Innundir Skinni”.

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