15 October, 2021Print
The Most Streamed Classical Artist Of All Time Returns To His Piano Ludovico Einaudi Announces First New Solo Piano Album In 20 Years‘Underwater’ Out On Decca Records 21st January 2022
LISTEN TO FIRST SINGLE LUMINOUS HERE
North American Tour Planned for 2022
Fresh from this year’s triumph of the ‘Nomadland’ & ‘The Father’ soundtracks, illustrious composer and pianist Ludovico Einaudi announces Underwater his first new solo piano album in 20 years. Underwater was born in lockdown, utilising the rare opportunity for songwriting in its purest and most intimate form: just Einaudi and his piano. Underwater features 12 transcendent solo piano tracks, beautifully showcasing his unmistakable sound with the album artwork showcasing one of Einaudi’s own photographs. Last night saw Einaudi tease fans with a sneak preview to his performance video for first single Luminous, out today. Watch the full video performance here.
2022 will also see Einaudi return to North America for a tour of live performances in markets including New York, NY, Los Angeles,CA , Washington DC, Chicago, IL, Dallas, TX Seattle, WA, Oakland, CA, as well as dates in both Mexico and Canada (US tour dates to be announced soon).
On the making of Underwater during the pandemic, Einaudi explains: “The music came naturally, more than ever before. I felt a sense of freedom to abandon myself and let the music flow differently. I didn’t have a filter between me and what came out of the piano; it felt very pure. The title Underwater is a metaphor – it is an expression of a very fluid dimension, without interference from outside.”
Underwater follows an exciting year for Einaudi, which saw the release of the soundtracks to Oscar, BAFTA, and Golden Globe-winning films Nomadland and The Father (which include tracks from his immensely popular 2019 release Seven Days Walking), compilation album Cinema, showcasing Einaudi’s composition achievements in film and TV, and new podcast mini-series Experience: The Ludovico Einaudi Story, which features celebrated filmmakers including multiple award-winning actor and director Russel Crowe (Gladiator), Oscar-winning director Chloe Zhao (Nomadland), Academy Award winner Florian Zeller (The Father), Shane Meadows (This is England) and Eric Toledano (The Intouchables).
Einaudi is one of the most ubiquitous contemporary composers of the century. Repeatedly topping the classical charts globally and has become the biggest streamed classical artist of all time. One in ten classical streams in the UK stem from Einaudi’s music, equating to over 2.5 million streams a day and 4 billion streams across the board. Einaudi transcends generations and, in addition to his chart and streaming accolades, enjoys over 1 million YouTube subscribers and over 10million views and 150k pieces of content on TikTok.
Underwater sees Ludovico embrace the simple purity of songwriting and the result is a collection of emotive songs without words, each touched with an innocent, delicate beauty.
Underwater is released via Decca Records on 21st January 2022 will be available on CD, 2LP, Coloured 2LP and as Sheet Music ORDER HERE
Listen to first single, ‘Luminious’, HERE
Ludovico Einaudi, 2022 Live Tour Dates:
June 11 Mexico City, MX Auditorio Nacional (Band Performance)
June 30 Quebec City, CA Grand Theatre de Quebec
July 3 Montreal, CA Place des Arts - Salle Wilfrid - Pelletier
July 6 Toronto, CA Roy Thompson Hall
Fans can pre-order the album for early access to the 2022 tour.
Tickets available at www.serious.org.uk/Einaudi
Ludovico Einaudi, Underwater Track list:
2. Rolling Like a Ball
3. Indian Yellow
5. Natural Light
6. Almost June
8. Wind Song
10. Temple White
11. Nobody Knows
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