Swedish folk rock pioneers GARMARNA are now premiering the second new song from their upcoming record ‘Förbundet’. The track “Två Systrar”, with guest vocals from Maria Franz (HEILUNG, EUZEN) is streaming at the official Season of Mist Youtube Channel HERE.
This one goes deep.
We’ve been playing around with this classic tale of betrayal and revenge before but it was always put on hold. Not this time. The poetry is breathtaking, it doesn’t get much starker than this.
Musically, for us this is one of the most satisfying songs we’ve done. With Garmarna, there is always a riddle. An escape room. We’re trapped until we solve the puzzle. Here, it started with an original idea of ours blended with a traditional melody and in an hour we transformed a whole bunch of ideas into a melody that just flows.
Stefan was playing around with the amazing Elektron Octatrack, preparing a soundpack of nordic sounds (keep your eyes open for that). So a Mouth harp, treated in a million ways, created a set of harmonies we could play on the keyboard. The strange harmonies seemed to be the key so we followed.
There has been some moments where creating music is expanding ones soul and mind in ways words cannot describe and personally, the creation of Två Systrar is one of the most powerful examples of this.
We’re so proud to present “Två Systrar”.
‘Förbundet’ is slated for worldwide release via Season of Mist on November 6. Pre-sales are available in the Season of Mist shop HERE.
The cover artwork of ‘Förbundet’ was created by Axel Torvenius and can be viewed below, together with the tracklist.
More than 25 years in the making, Swedish folk rock pioneers GARMARNA continue to invent what music rooted in the Scandinavian tradition is about. The new album ‘Förbundet’, also the band’s debut to the new label Season of Mist, is a hard-hitting record that pushes the boundaries of traditional folk and defines the soul of GARMARNA.
Having always pushed to reinvent themselves with every record, GARMARNA does not shy away from modern, electronic influences on ‘Förbundet’. Simultaneously, the musicians also took a closer look at what they believe is the core of their music, calling it the most satisfying albums they have made so far. ‘Förbundet’ is all about that soul, from start to finish.
Emma Härdelin: Vocals, violin
Stefan Brisland-Ferner: Violin, viola, hurdy gurdy, tagelharpa, electronics, backing vocals
Jens Höglin: Drums, electronics
Rickard Westman: Guitar, bass
Gotte Ringqvist: Guitar, violin, tagelharpa, backing vocals
Maria Franz (HEILUNG): Vocals on “Två Systrar”
Anders Norudde: Moraharpa on “Ramunder”
Ulf Gruvberg: Vocals on “Lussi Lilla”