This is the absolutely stunning music video from the groundbreaking composer and pianist Ludovico Einaudi who has just released his 14th studio album, ‘Seven Days Walking: Day One’, the first of seven albums to be released over seven consecutive months, on Decca Records.
The visuals for his first single ‘Cold Wind’ reflect the atmospheric piece beautifully and fit in with the themes of the album which derived from walks that Einaudi would take through the mountains in winter. He explains, “In January last year I often went for long walks in the mountains, always following more or less the same trail. It snowed heavily, and my thoughts roamed free inside the storm, where all shapes, stripped bare by the cold, lost their contours and colours. Perhaps that feeling of extreme essence was the origin of this album.”
Einaudi is the biggest streamed classical artist of all time. With over with over 1 million streams per day the pianist has clocked up a staggering 2 billion streams
Ludovico Einaudi’s compositions are very recognisable having been featured in multiple films, TV shows, and advertisements. These include scores for ‘This Is England’ and the TV sequels ‘This Is England ‘86’ (for which Einaudi earned a BAFTA nomination), ‘This Is England ‘88’, and ‘This Is England ‘90’. His music also appears in numerous feature films and trailers, including the Joaquin Phoenix mockumentary ‘I’m Still Here’, the French Oscar nominee ‘Untouchables’ and the multi-award-winning film ‘Mommy’ by Xavier Dolan. Fans include Nicki Minaj, Iggy Pop, Tom Hiddleston and Ellie Goulding, plus many more. He has been championed by BBC Radio 1 DJ Greg James and his music has been sampled by Professor Green and remixed by Mogwai and Starkey.
Einaudi will also be playing two live shows at London’s Union Chapel on 28th and 29th March (which sold out in record time once again), before returning to the UK for the Barbican series in the summer and full tour in October, which are part of an extensive global tour.
28 & 29 March Union Chapel, London
31 July – 4 August Barbican, London
12 October Symphony Hall, Birmingham
13 October Brighton Dome, Brighton
28 October Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool
29 October Usher Hall, Edinburgh
30 October SEC Armadillo, Glasgow
2 November Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham