Valborg Ólafs: Holiday

Icelandic indie four-piece Valborg Ólafs returns with “Holiday,” a bright and melodic track, driven by the thoughtful vocals of Valborg Ólafsdóttir and underscored by majestic harmonies. The upbeat, beautiful ode to vacations will appear on their forthcoming album, Silhouette, which they self-produced inside a church under the Eyjafjallajökull volcano on the southern coast of Iceland.

Premiere: “Right Here” by KODO, Emilíana Torrini + The Colorist Orchestra

The traditional Japanese drumming collective collaborates with an Icelandic vocalist and Belgian concept act

Belgian pop-music collective The Colorist Orchestra was founded in 2013 by Aarich Jespers and Kobe Proesmans with the intent to be rearranged to accommodate a series of singer-songwriter collaborators. They once again join forces with acclaimed Icelandic recording artist Emilíana Torrini on “Right Here,” a track from the forthcoming  Kodo Together album (out 9 July). The LP is the vision of multi-generation Japanese drum collective KODO. They’ve …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Monumental public works of art and design, medical innovation and a tea-centric art sale

Communitea Art Store Raises Money for London Chinese Community Centre In partnership with Roomfifty, Communitea—an online marketplace raising funds for the London Chinese Community Centre—has launched, with tea-centric prints by 55 artists and designers available from £20 each. The team decided on the tea theme not only because of its importance in Chinese culture, but also because it “encourages people to come together, chat and …