Fresh from the triumph of his soundtracks for Nomadland and The Father, illustrious composer and pianist Ludovico Einaudi releases Underwater, his first new solo piano album in 20 years, now available on the Decca label.
Underwater was created in lockdown, with the purest and most intimate form: just Einaudi and his piano. It features 12 new solo piano tracks, beautifully showcasing his distinctive, globally renowned musical style.
Einaudi explains: “It 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 exceptionally successful 2021 for Einaudi with the release of soundtracks to Oscar, BAFTA, and Golden Globe-winning films Nomadland and The Father (which include tracks from his chart-topping 2019 release Seven Days Walking), and the compilation album Cinema, featuring his composition achievements in film and TV. The year 2021 also saw the launch of new podcast mini-series Experience: The Ludovico Einaudi Story, starring celebrated filmmakers including multiple award-winning actor and director Russell Crowe (Gladiator), Oscar-winning director Chloe Zhao (Nomadland), BAFTA-winning director and screenwriter Shane Meadows (This is England), Academy Award winner Florian Zeller (The Father), and multiple award-winning director Eric Toledano (The Intouchables).
Einaudi is one of the most widely heard contemporary composers of the century, repeatedly topping the classical charts globally, and becoming the highest-streamed classical pianist of all time. Underwater has been described as a deep dive to another place, where time stops, as these songs without words become hypnotic, touched with an innocent, delicate beauty.
Underwater Tracklist: 1. Luminous/ 2. Rolling Like a Ball/ 3. Indian Yellow/ 4. Flora/ 5. Natural Light/6. Almost June/ 7. Swordfish/ 8. Wind Song/ 9. Atoms/ 10. Temple White/ 11. Nobody Knows/ 12. Underwater