With the release of Wardruna’s new album Kvitravn approaching on 22nd January, the group has shared the song “Skugge” (“Shadow”) from this anticipated release, tracing an eerie sonic journey voicing a dialogue between man and shadow. The brooding introduction of “Skugge” recalls the subtle majesty of fan-favourite “Helvegen,” as Wardruna‘s idiosyncratic synthesis of hypnotic percussion and delicate vocal interplay comes to the forefront.
Each track on Kvitravn is ingrained with meaning that delves deep into the philosophical, the esoteric, the Nordic myths and how old traditions define human nature and nature itself. “Skugge” feels particularly personal for it shifts the focus inwards, and as Einar Selvik remarks; “it is a song about shadows, echoes and the balance between seeking answers and wisdom internally and externally.” The accompanying lyric video allows the listener to journey deep into Wardruna‘s world and offers space for reflection and contemplation, should you submit to it…
The full album, Kvitravn, is set for worldwide release on January 22nd, 2021 and can be pre ordered in various formats and bundles here: https://wardruna.lnk.to/Kvitravn_Album
The JORVIK Viking Festival (the largest Viking festival in Europe) have just announced Wardruna founder Einar Selvik as their headliner for a special live-streamed event taking place as part of That JORVIK Viking Thing online festival, hosted from 15-20 February 2021 by York’s JORVIK Viking Centre. Einar will talk about his music, demonstrate instruments and play some of his most recent music as part of the event being streamed live from Norway on Saturday 20 February 2021, 7.30pm. Tickets for the live streamed event can now be booked online at jorvikthing.com and jorvikvikingcentre.co.uk priced at £15.