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Sounds | Myrkur - Mothlike

Folk en mysterieus zijn ook de begrippen van toepassing op de tweede single van het nieuwe Myrkur album. Ik moet zeggen dat ik de muziek van Myrkur helemaal niet ken, ook al zegt de naam me natuurlijk wat. De pr tekst geeft aan dat Amalie Bruun zelden of nooit tweemaal hetzelfde album maakt en graag het avontuur opzoekt. Hier flirt ze duidelijk met EDM waarin ze haar folk verweeft. Ik hoorde al hoe een Redgy deze song zou bewerken en het Sportpaleis er mee zou doen ontploffen.

Een fel contast met de eerste single die eerder bij (donkere) symfonische metal aanleunt en die me eigenlijk minder kon bekoren.

Spine verschijnt op 20 oktober via Relapse Records.

Luister ook naar: Like Humans


Video director Fitt tells, "Early on in the process, I knew that translating "Mothlike’" into a video required the notion of transformation—like caterpillars do turning into moths. It led me to think about artists, how they are often met with defiance and rejection when they bring something new to the table, before getting recognized after perseverance and determination. The video is quite literally the illustration of this process, until the eye-opening reveal of a new truth expanding your vision.”

The most personal of artistic journeys rarely take a predictable path. Over the course of three studio albums, two EPs and a theatrical score under the Myrkur banner, Bruun has been willing to both pick apart genre conventions and delve deep into the heart of them, remapping her Danish folk roots and black metal onto the most dynamic of internal terrain.

Where 2015’s acclaimed debut M and 2017’s nightmare-induced Mareridt albums bolstered black metal with emotional currents that were by turns rapt and harrowing, steeped in tradition but enflamed into coruscating acts of deliverance, 2020’s Folkesangefound refuge in the durability and archetypal storytelling of Scandic folk, blending songs ancient and new into a tapestry that bound the individual and the universal, once again reaching into elemental forces to invoke something resonant and unbound. But if there is solace to be found in continuity, Myrkur has often been equally tuned to the forces of upheaval, the ever-shifting nature of Amalie’s music and ongoing dialogue between the two. In art, as in life, there are rubicons to be crossed, new chapters to navigate and sensations to explore, and the act of self-examination that makes sense of it all is, by its nature, also one of reinvention.


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