Olafur Arnalds leads UK record store chart with 'some kind of peace' / live4ever
The latest UK Record Store Chart is topped by Icelandic multi-instrumentalist Olafur Arnalds with his new album Some Kind Of Peace. There's re-entries not far behind Arnalds from Dermot Kennedy and Phoebe Bridgers, while Bruce Springsteen is at #11 this week with his recent E Street Band LP Letter To You.
'some kind of peace' is a stunning new album from the ground-breaking composer, available now on Mercury KX. The record features a brand new track 'The Bottom Line' ft. Josin, alongside a beautiful video featuring the work of Japanese flower artist Azuma Makoto out today, and 'Loom', Arnalds' collaboration with Bonobo. Also out now is 'finding some kind of peace', a very special behind the scenes film about the new album.
Ólafur has been confirmed as the closing act for Iceland Airwaves' virtual festival, ‘Live from Reykjavík', on November 13th, where he will perform mostly new material played live for the very first time. Ólafur's music will also play a major role in the forthcoming Netflix documentary on Shawn Mendes, 'In Wonder', which is set to be released on November 23rd. Ólafur has also recently surpassed a staggering 1 billion streams, an incredible milestone for the Icelandic multi-instrumentalist.
The Official Charts Company launched the UK Record Store Chart in 2012 to reflect the last decade's drive to support independent music outlets and the concurrent surge in vinyl sales. It is compiled from the best selling albums at 100 of Britain's leading independent music shops.