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Myrkur announces new album ‘Folkesange,’ shares “Ella”

Myrkur Folkesange

Myrkur has announced a followup to 2017’s Mareridt, Folkesange, which is due March 20 via Relapse. Myrkur has experimented with black metal, folk, and pop in the past, and this album — which Myrkur’s Amalie Bruun made with Christopher Juul of Nordic dark folk band Heilung — sees her sticking to the folk/pop side, as you can hear on lead single “Ella.” Amalie says:

“Ella” is the result of years of studying, playing and listening to traditional Nordic folk music,” she says. “This is my version of a new folk-song, with roots planted in history and in the past. It is my ode to mankind and our connection with nature – a rite of passage as a woman and a rebirth-ritual in the sea.

Three years ago I decided to share a video where I performed an old Scandinavian folk-song on the nyckelharpa. After this I realized that I had a strong need to create an album within this universe and that other people also wished to hear this. So I started working on picking out what old songs to reinterpret as well as write my own version of this. “Ella” is this.

You can listen and watch the Shawn Brackbill-directed video below.

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Tracklist
1 – Ella
2 – Fager som en Ros
3 – Leaves of Yggdrasil
4 – Ramund
5 – Tor i Helheim
6 – Svea
7 – Harpens Kraft
8 – Gammelkäring
9 – House Carpenter
10 – Reiar
11 – Gudernes Vilje
12 – Vinter

Myrkur — 2020 Tour Dates
07/09 – 07/11: Gefle, SE – Gefle Metal Festival
08/05 – 08/08: Jaroměř, CZ – Brutal Assault Festival

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