Ludovico Einaudi has announced the release of his next album, Underwater along with his Spring 2022 tour dates. The first single from the album Luminous has been released today, October 15, on Decca Records.
Einaudi’s new album Underwater is released on January 21, 2022 and will be his first solo piano album in 20 years. It will be released on CD, double LP, and coloured vinyl and can be pre-ordered here.
Einaudi had wanted to compose a solo piano album for several years but this required the right environment to be able to fully commit to the project. The pandemic provided the time and space, he embraced the isolation from his normal busy schedule and wrote 12 new solo piano tracks showcasing his distinctive musical style.
Spring 2022 sees a return to live performance for Einaudi, playing a residency in London with his band at the Eventim Apollo March 21 - 23, with a further performance at Manchester’s O2 Apollo on March 24, followed by two intimate solo concerts in the historic setting of London’s Alexandra Palace Theatre on March 26 - 27. Tickets can be found here.
Einaudi said of the new album “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.”
Watch the video to Luminous