Olafur Arnalds – “Old Skin” f/ Arnor Dan

Olafur Arnalds is not someone I was familiar with prior to watching this video, but I’m glad I was able to learn about his music. Most of what I’ve heard of his is instrumental, a genre I’d like to explore more. “Old Skin” has vocals and is a great song, but an even better visual. The video is, artistically, a genius concept. What I take from it is that this old man is going about his last days/months/years alone in the world looking to experience a last bit of youth. He finds it underneath the bubbles/sea foam. But once he’s back in the company of youth, he can no longer handle it. And so he swims to the surface, to his quiet routine. Where, as someone who got emotionally invested in this video, I hope he finds peace.

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