About "Old Skin"
When Ryuichi invited me to be involved with kizunaworld I, at first, started looking for old songs or other ready-made material - an easy way out. But the more i thought about it, the more I didn't think that would be doing the project justice. I believed the cause deserved more effort. So in the end in invited my good friend, the singer Arnór Dan to collaborate with me and together we composed "Old Skin" exclusively for Kizunaworld.
Neither the song or it's lyrics are directly related to the disasters that have taken place in Japan, as I would feel like a hypocrite pretending to understand the terrible things that people have had to go through there. Instead it is our hope that our work is good enough to to attract people to the Kizunaworld project and in that way provide support for the thousands of people who need it. (Arnalds Ólafur)
Arnor Dan Arnarson
Arnor Dan Arnarson, lead singer of the band Agent Fresco, is a Danish-Icelandic singer songwriter living in Reykjavik, known for his deeply personal lyrics and expansively emotional vocal delivery. He is currently on a tour of Europe with Agent Fresco to promote their award-winning debut album “A Long Time Listening.”
Born in 1986, Ólafur Arnalds has immersed himself completely in a world of delicate symphonic compositions generating near weightless orchestral pieces. Over the past couple of years he has advanced from a former support-act for Sigur Rós to an internationally respected artists in his own right. His motivations are clear: 'I would like to bring my classical influence to the people who don't usually listen to this kind of music…open people's minds.'