Surrender feat. Björk
She introduced herself as the fairy godmother of nude, arcane folk, frugal and strangely pure. But the new Ólöf Arnalds has widened her lyrical and musical universe with warmer and more extroverted registers on “Innundir Skinni” (One Little Indian/Houston Party, 2010), a territory in which a more earthly and carnal woman resides. Accustomed to seeing her as a light, shy folk troubadour cautiously narrating tales and lullabies of ancestral humour, it’s somehow disturbing to see Ólöf now stripping off layers of clothing to dance (contemporary, contact-improvisation) her way through the video for “Surrender”. Exploring new emotions under-the-skin.