MYRKUR‘s Amalie Bruun has shared a third and final pre-release single from her forthcoming album, Folkesange which is set for release March 20th via Relapse Records.
Following previous singles “Ella” and “Leaves of Yggdrasil” today Brunn presents a third glimpse with “Gudernes Vilje,” a Danish term which translates as “The Will of the Gods”.
Listen to “Gudernes Vilje” on YouTube HERE.
She explains, “I wrote this song about being given the biggest gift in life and then having it taken away from you. ‘Alt går som Gudernes Vilje’ means Everything goes according to the will of the Gods. We are only human and some of the biggest most important things in this life, are completely out of our control.”
The song features piano, violin, mandola, cello, frame drum along Bruun’s ethereal, crystalline vocals.
MYRKUR‘s Amalie Bruun has always paved her own path and challenged underground preconceptions of heavy genres. Just after newfound motherhood, Bruun set out on a journey into the very heart of the Scandinavian culture that marked her own childhood with the release of her new album, “Folkesange”.
Due out March 20 via Relapse Records, “Folkesange” relinquishes black metal for a refined yet far-reaching evocation of traditional folk, combining songs ancient and new to sublimely resonant effect.
Photo + photo for album cover done by Martin Fält
MYRKUR’s Amalie Bruun on the album coverart:
“With a baby in my belly the day we photographed the Hans Dahl painting. This painting hangs in my living room, it has been in my family for generations and I inherited it from my grandmother. My mother used to tell me it was me in the painting and I’ve always had a strong connection to it. It feels very full circle to have it as my album cover for Folkesange 🖤“
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
Pre-Order at https://orcd.co/myrkurfolkesange.
MYRKUR have also unveiled a lead single and album opener, “Ella” which she explains is “the result of years of studying, playing and listening to traditional Nordic folk music. 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.”
Watch the new video here: