Last week Ólafur Arnalds released the remarkable ...And They Have Escaped The Weight Of Darkness and to celebrate we caught up with Ólafur to talk music, food and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. About me: I'm a musician, I play music that is somewhere between classical music and pop music. I like to inspire people. Listening to: Right now at this very moment I’m listening to ‘Change of Heart' by El Perro Del Mar ft. Lykke Li. It's almost summer so I feel like turning on to something summer-y like that. I love that song... It's almost like Fleetwood Mac infested their bodies - the production is amazing as well. Reading: I'm a pretty big nerd... So I read mostly science. I'm currently reading ‘The Fabric of Reality’ by David Deutch (one of the world's leading quantum physicists). It's super interesting and takes a no-bullshit, no-mumbo-jumbo-science approach to a lot of the physics questions that people have been going crazy about over the last decades. David is the author of the famous 'Many Worlds' theory which says that there are many 'dimensions', that there is a dimension for every possibility. I love tying this into psychological aspects of life, like consciousness and stuff. Interesting stuff.

Ólafur Arnalds – Hægt, kemur ljósið (Official Video Trailer) from Erased Tapes on Vimeo.

Watching: I'm following the final series of Lost but really not liking it. I'm really just watching it because I feel like I have to after watching 5 series of this shit (sometimes I have a lot of time on my hands when I’m on tour...). My latest love though is ‘It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia’. Playing: My brand new Pianette. Love it... Eating: Pizza. Promo Info: My new album came out on May 10th. It's called ...And They Have Escaped The Weight Of Darkness. I'm also on tour this month, you can see the full tour dates and stream the new album from www.myspace.com/olafurarnalds You can download album opener ‘Þú ert sólin’ from www.olafurarnalds.com The new album will receive its live world premiere on the 1st July at Bridgewater Hall in Manchester; Ólafur will perform the album with the RNCM Symphony Orchestra conducted by André de Ridder. The event will also feature a performance of Jonny Greenwood’s ‘Popcorn Superhet Receiver’ and Igor Stravinsky’s ‘Rite of Spring’.