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Hear Myrkur's Captivating New Song "Ella" Off Forthcoming Folk Album

Polarizing extreme-metal artist offers first taste of 'Folkesange' LP

"I just want to do a folk record, and see how that feels," Myrkur mastermind Amalie Bruun told us in January last year, shortly after the release of the stand-alone single "Juniper." That song arrived paired with the B-side "Bonden og Kragen," an reinterpretation of a traditional Danish folk tune from the 1600s, and together, they foreboded Myrkur's latest long-form offering, Folkesange. Due March 20th, the LP features original folk songs including lead single and opening cut "Ella," a sweeping, hypnotic composition that, according to Bruun, 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," she explained of the single, which you can take in above along with its captivating music video. "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."

See Folkesange cover art and track listing below, as well as Myrkur's upcoming live dates. The album is available for pre-order now.

MYRKUR folkesange album cover

Folkesange track listing:
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 Vinter

Myrkur live dates:
07/09 – 07/11: Gefle, SE – Gefle Metal Festival
08/05 – 08/08: Jaroměř, CZ – Brutal Assault Festival