“Trench of Loneliness” – the fourth album of ITERUM NATA, a psychedelic folk-rock project by The Abbey frontman and former Hexvessel guitarist Jesse Heikkinen – was released on February 10, 2023. Today he presents a music video for the song “My Name is Sorrow”.
I asked the director, Anne-Mari Musturi, which song she wanted to do; immediately, her answer was “My Name is Sorrow”. This track is about coming to terms with the fact that life is filled with tragedy. It’s a story about someone who must decide whether to accept and integrate sorrow as a part of his life – or to fight against it and eventually lose.
Sorrow is one of the most beautiful, powerful, and terrifying feelings there is. If you try to ignore her, she will devour and ruin you. When she calls, you better welcome her and her ghosts with arms wide open.
“Trench of Loneliness” is the fourth album of Iterum Nata – a psychedelic folk-rock project by Finnish multi-instrumentalist Jesse Heikkinen, who is also active with The Abbey. While the music of Iterum Nata is occasionally upbeat, the general atmosphere has more in common with neo-folk than Jesse’s former band: Hexvessel, for whom he played lead guitar for five years. All aspects of Iterum Nata are profoundly inspired by the pagan worldview, esotericism, and the dark regions of the human mind; the result is something that could easily pass as the bastard offspring of Rome, Tenhi, Of the Wand & the Moon, Linda Perhacs, Espers, and early King Crimson.
“Trench of Loneliness” was recorded at Studio Beyond North Star. With the exception of Hiski Pajuniemi’s appearance on tin whistle, Jesse handled everything – from the composition to tracking and mixing – entirely by himself.