Ground-breaking Icelandic composer, musician and producer Ólafur Arnalds has teamed up with genre-defying alternative singer, songwriter, and electronic producer RY X to create the ethereal, beat-driven vocal track ‘Oceans’, out on Mercury KX on January 31st.
Using a sample from Ólafur’s original composition ypsilon as the basis of the new track, RY X has written original lyrics and layered his sensual vocals with percussion and synths to complement Ólafur’s signature piano sound.
The power of intense, passionate music to pull audiences into an intimate space is something Australia-born, LA-based singer RY X excels at. After the break-out success of his minimalist EP ‘Berlin’, RY X went on to release two acclaimed LPs – 2016’s Dawn and 2019’s Unfurl – and sell out a string of shows across Europe, the US and Australia (including a sensational sold-out show at London’s iconic Royal Albert Hall).
Having recently wrapped up a 140+ date global tour in support of his latest album, re:member, Ólafur Arnalds has now released a special deluxe edition of re:member – including 4 LPs with brand new arrangements and live reworks – on Mercury KX.