On March 20th, Danish composer and multi-instrumentalist Amalie Bruun will release the latest long-form offering from her transcendent folk-metal project Myrkur. Titled Folkesange, the LP focuses exclusively on her folk-music inclinations, featuring original compositions that tap into the sound and spirit of Scandinavian traditionals.
The latest single off the album is "Leaves of Yggdrasil," a lullaby-like song played on violin, piano, lyre and nyckelharpa. "I wrote 'Leaves of Yggdrasil' about being apart from the one you love because of circumstances that are completely out of your control," Bruun commented. "The Norns weave the fates of Gods and man and sometimes that means very tough life situations. I wanted to create a song with the feeling of an old folk tale, but with words that resonated with my own life today."
For the song's accompanying music video, Amalie teamed with filmmaker Mats Ek to create a stunning and surreal visual that takes her out of her usual nature-based setting and into a shadowy, neon-lit alternate universe. Watch and listen above.