Track of the Day: 'Say My Name' by Ólafur Arnalds, Arnor Dan, and Douglas Dare
Editor’s Note: This article previously appeared in a different format as part of The Atlantic’s Notes section, retired in 2021.
Amy Jones, the reader who sent the creepy cover of Blondie’s “One Way or Another,” serves up another great one:
After his 2013 album For Now I Am Winter, Bafta award-winning artist Ólafur Arnalds collaborated with vocalist Arnor Dan, with whom he also performed on the Broadchurch soundtrack. Most of Arnalds’ music is classified as “neo-classical,” and though Destiny’s Child may seem a strange choice for such an artist, his cover of “Say My Name” emphasizes the desperation in the lyrics with slow, lush strings and somber acoustic piano.
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