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Grammy-nominated composer Ólafur Arnalds featured in “Halo Infinite”

Ólafur Arnalds
© Halo Infinite
11/01/2021
Halo is a military science fiction media franchise with critically acclaimed ego shooter games, multiple best-selling novels, graphic novels, comic books, short movies, animated movies and feature films. Halo Infinite is a new first-person shooter game developed by 343 Industries and published by Xbox Game Studios. The game is considered a “spiritual reboot” and signals the return of the iconic hero the Master Chief.
Recently, the heroes we love to watch in pop culture seem a lot like us: they’re brooding anti-heroes mired down by self-doubt and personal demons. But in a time where we love to bring heroes down to our level, the Master Chief remains an ideal. He’s the hero we all wish we could become. And unlike those other heroes, we can. All we have to do is pick up the controller.
The Halo Infinite campaign launched on November 28. At the same time, the accompanying film clip Forever We Fight was released, featuring Ólafur Arnalds track Raddir. The song was originally released on Arnalds album Island Songs. For the Halo Infinite clip, the Icelandic multi-instrumentalist and composer recorded an ethereal and beautiful new version of Raddir. Furthermore, Ólafur Arnald received his first nominations for the 2022 Grammy Awards, which were announced on november 23rd. His track Loom featuring Bonobo from his latest album some kind of peace is nominated for ‘Best Dance/Electronic Recording’. The Bottom Line featuring Josin, also released on some kind of peace, is nominated for best arrangement, instruments and vocals. The 2022 Grammy Awards will take place on Sunday, January 31st.