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MYRKUR announces new album 'Folkesange'

Filling in the folk void left behind by ULVER's evolution.

Photograph by Shawn Brackbill

Few musicians can grow from their signature sound to an opposite extreme that not only remains of particular high quality, but establishes a new strength not otherwise present among the growing influx of musicians. Amalie Bruum of MYRKUR abandons her black metal elements for a more personal and historical recollection of memories brought together on the true folk beauty that is her new record Folkesange. This unique composition arrives on March 20th via Relapse Records.

Aided by HEILUNG's Christopher Juul on production and Hans Dahl on the the visuals, Folkesange finds Bruum achieving new lengths in cinematic soundscapes. Her trailblazing creativity results in resonating hymns that not just hit soul. but transcend the physical being and bring one back to a Scandinavian past that once was. Bruum digs into ancestral memories and cultural elements that find themselves onto new single (and opening track) Ella, which perfectly embodies the humanity present within Folkesange.

MYRKUR comments of Ella:

"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."

She adds:

"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."

Stream Ella below and pre-order your copy of the record HERE before they're gone!

Cover art by Hans Dahl


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