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