Einaudi announces first new solo piano album in 20 years
Ludovico Einaudi, the most-streamed classical artist of all time, is set to release a new album and will return to the UK for a series of live performances
Ludovico Einaudi has announced the upcoming launch of Underwater, his first new solo piano album in 20 years. Einaudi, the most-streamed classical artist of all time, created the album in lockdown, with 12 newly composed solo piano tracks.
As part of the album launch, Einaudi will return to the UK for his first live shows in three years, with performances in London at the Eventim Hammersmith Apollo and Alexandra Palace.
The first single from the album has been released with an accompanying music video. Luminous features Einaudi playing his recognisable broken-chord patterns on a prepared piano, with damper pedal.
The album art features a photograph taken by Einaudi himself.
The news of the release comes after the success of Einaudi's soundtrack to Nomadland, which brought together some of the most popular pieces from his recent albums.
The tracklist for Ludovico Einaudi's Underwater album:
- Rolling Like a Ball
- Indian Yellow
- Natural Light
- Almost June
- Wind Song
- Temple White
- Nobody Knows
We recently named Einaudi's best albums.
Underwater will be released on Decca Records on 21 January 2022. It will be available on CD and vinyl, and will also be released in sheet music form. Pre-order the album from Amazon now.
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