Amarok is one of several extremely popular KDE applications that is on its own schedule and didn't issue a major release to coincide with KDE 4.0. The Amarok developers have been working on a major overhaul that will dramatically reinvent the program's user interface and deliver a lot of really compelling new features.
A blog entry published on Friday provides some insight into the latest work that has been done on the music player and reveals that feature freeze and an alpha release are planned for the end of the month. Recent changes include an update to Amarok's theme, which uses SVG and adopts colors from the user's KDE colorscheme. The new theme looks very polished and will likely blend well with a KDE 4 environment.