Ólöf Arnalds

It's easy to see how remarkable Icelandic singer Ólöf Arnalds has drawn such distinguished fans (including Björk and Jonathan Richman). Her playing is full of soft, insistent little plucks and strums and her clear, high voice recall Joanna Newsom; but where Newsom is all fairy-tale mystery, Arnalds conjures something more ancient-seeming, as you can hear on her forthcoming album Innundir Skinni.