Sylvaine released title track of upcoming EP ‘Eg Er Framand’

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On her new EP, Sylvaine traces back to her roots in Norwegian folk music. Eg Er Framand was recorded at the Kampen Church in Oslo, where she performed while studying music in high school.

When Sylvaine first heard the title track, it hit her like no other song had before. Since then, she’s shared this song with rapturous audiences everywhere. Now, she’s releasing a new recording of “Eg Er Framand” that finds her searching for a higher, lonely power.  

The visualizer for “Eg Er Framand” was created by William Lacalmontie

Kathrine Shepard has grown into a guiding light for post-metal. As Sylvaine, her white-hot tremolo picking can ignite the coldest and blackest of hearts. She plays every instrument on Eg Er Framand, but the title track has no enchanting synths or eerie organ hums. Instead, the EP’s emotional centerpiece is solely powered by her otherworldly voice.

Kjaere Herre (Dear being of light)
om eitt eg ber deg (With this I beg of you)
Fylg og lei meg (Take my hand)
fylg og le meg alltid du (Show me the way always you)

Sylvaine holds each note with soft restraint, as if cupped into the palm of her hand, like an offering. Close your eyes and envision her reaching through the trees, into the shadows, as her feet slowly lift off the ground. 

“In the spring of 2023, when I had the idea to base this EP around Norwegian Folk music, I knew this song would be its center piece”, Kathrine says. “This song has taken a place deep within my soul. My first meeting with ‘Eg Er Framand’ truly shook me to my core. Immediately, I knew that I wanted to share this incredibly beautiful piece. I have performed ‘Eg Er Framand’ on stages all around the world. Very often, I’ve been met with the exact same intense, emotional response from the audience. I have no idea who wrote this song, but it speaks to the exact same feelings I’ve spent the last 10 years trying to capture with Sylvaine”.  

Eg Er Framand is out 22 March on Season of Mist


1. Dagsens Auga Sloknar Ut (4:36) [WATCH]
2. Arvestykker (4:36)
3. Eg Veit I Himmelrik Ei Borg (4:47)
4. Livets Dans (6:09)
5. Tussmørke (3:15)
6. Eg Er Framand (4:46) [WATCH]
Total runtime: 28:12

Sylvaine is embarking on her first-ever solo tour this summer. She’ll be performing songs from Eg Er Framand on stages across Europe with her new Season of Mist labelmate Eivør

“I’m so very excited to be heading out on my first-ever solo tour supporting none other than the wonderfully talented Eivør!”, Kathrine says. “I’m honored to be sharing the stage with her and her musicians, and can’t wait to showcase my music in a different format. It will be an intimate, emotionally heavy ride. October can’t come soon enough!” 

Get tickets at

Eivør 2024 European Tour
2 October – Hamburg, DE @ Markthalle
3 October – Utrecht, NL @ Tivolivredenburg
4 October – Brussels, BE @ Ancienne Belgique
5 October – Cologne, DE @ Live Music Hall
7 October – London, UK @ Electric Ballroom
9 October – Dublin, UK @ Opium
10 October – Glasgow, UK @ The Garage
11 October – Manchester, UK @ Club Academy
12 October – Bristol, ENG @ Thekla
13 October – Paris, FR @ Le Trianon
15 October – Lyon, FR @ CCO
16 October – Lucerne, CH @ Schuur
17 October – Vienna, AT @ Szene
18 October – Budapest, HU @ Durer Kert
19 October – Warsaw, DE @ Progresja
21 October – Berlin, DE @ Metropol
22 October – Aarhus, DK @ Train
23 October – Copenhagen, DK @ Store Vega
24 October – Gothenburg, SE @ Pustervik
25 October – Oslo, NO @ Rockefeller
26 October – Stockholm, SE @ Kägelbanan

In preparation for their tour together, Eivør and Sylvaine put together a playlist of their favorite songs. Get in the mood with some of the choice cuts off Nova and the soundtracks to The Last Kingdom and God of War Ragnarök. 


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