Ludovico Einaudi, the most-streamed classical artist of all time, has announced he will release Underwater, his first new solo piano album in 20 years, on 21 January 2022 and a UK tour in March 2022. Einaudi has wanted to write a solo piano album for several years but needed the right environment to be able to fully commit to the project. Lockdown gave him this rare opportunity. He embraced the isolation from his normal busy schedule and wrote 12 new solo piano tracks showcasing his distinctive musical style, which is recognised throughout the world, for his new album Underwater. The first single, ‘Luminous’, was released today.
“It came naturally, more than ever before”
Ludovico Einaudi’s new album Underwater is a manifesto for life and a statement for the time when the world around him was quiet and still during the pandemic. He explained, “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.”
Underwater follows a remarkable year for Ludovico Einaudi with the release of soundtracks to Oscar, BAFTA, and Golden Globe-winning films Nomadland and The Father (which include tracks from his chart-topping 2019 release Seven Days Walking), and the compilation album Cinema, featuring his greatest works for film and television.
Experience: The Ludovico Einaudi Story, a new podcast mini-series, was also launched in 2021 starring celebrated filmmakers including multiple award-winning actor and director Russell Crowe (Gladiator), Oscar-winning director Chloe Zhao (Nomadland), BAFTA-winning director and screenwriter Shane Meadows (This is England), Academy Award winner Florian Zeller (The Father), and multiple award-winning director Eric Toledano (The Intouchables). The series explores what it is that makes Einaudi’s soothing minimalist compositions so perfect for these challenging times.
UK tour dates March 2022
Ludovico Einaudi will return to the UK for the following live tour dates in March 2022:
London – Eventim Hammersmith Apollo (Band Performance) – 21, 22 & 23 March
Manchester – 02 Apollo (Band Performance) – 24 March
London – Alexandra Palace Theatre (Solo Performance) -26 & 27 March
Fans can pre-order Ludovico Einaudi’s new album Underwater from the Einaudi Universal Music store before 3pm on Monday 18 October to gain access to the pre-sale ticketing window.
About Ludovico Einaudi
Groundbreaking composer and pianist Ludovico Einaudi began his career as a classical composer and later incorporated other styles and genres including pop, rock, folk and world music. His music has been described as minimalist, ambient and contemporary but defies easy classification. Einaudi is one of the most ubiquitous contemporary composers of the century, he regularly tops the classical charts globally, and has become the highest-streamed classical artist of all time.
Underwater will be released on CD, 2LP, and coloured vinyl on 21 January 2022 and can be pre-ordered here.