Myrkur Premieres New Song “Gudernes Vilje”

Myrkur has premiered a new song titled “Gudernes Vilje.” This track is from her new album “Folkesange,” which will be released on March 20. Myrkur said the following:

“I wrote this song about being given the biggest gift in life and then having it taken away from you. ‘Alt går som Gudernes Vilje’ means Everything goes according to the will of the Gods. We are only human and some of the biggest most important things in this life, are completely out of our control.”

Myrkur Premieres “Leaves Of Yggdrasil” Music Video

Myrkur has premiered a new video for her new song “Leaves Of Yggdrasil.” This track is from her new album “Folkesange,” which will be released on March 20. Myrkur said the following:

“I wrote ‘Leaves Of Yggdrasil‘ about being apart from the one you love because of circumstances that are completely out of your control. 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.”

Myrkur Premieres New Song “Ella”, Reveals Details For New Album “Folkesange”

Myrkur has premiered a new song titled “Ella.” This track is from her new album “Folkesange,” which will be released on March 20.

Myrkur said the following about the new track:

“[This is] the result of years of studying, playing and listening to traditional Nordic folk music. This is my version of a new folk-song, with roots planted in history and in the past. It is my ode to mankind and our connection with nature – a rite of passage as a woman and a rebirth-ritual in the sea.”

She continued:

“Three years ago I decided to share a video where I performed an old Scandinavian folk-song on the nyckelharpa. After this I realized that I had a strong need to create an album within this universe and that other people also wished to hear this. So I started working on picking out what old songs to reinterpret as well as write my own version of this. ‘Ella‘ is this.”

“Folkesange” Track Listing:

01. “Ella”
02. “Fager Som En Ros”
03. “Leaves Of Yggdrasil”
04. “Ramund”
05. “Tor I Helheim”
06. “Svea”
07. “Harpens Kraft”
08. “Gammelkäring”
09. “House Carpenter”
10. “Reiar”
11. “Gudernes Vilje Vinter”

Watch The Smashing Pumpkins Cover Black Sabbath’s “Snowblind” With Myrkur

During Smashing Pumpkins’ June 16 set at the UK Download Festival, the band were joined onstage by Myrkur for a cover of Black Sabbath’s “Snowblind.” You can see footage of that below:

Myrkur Recording New Folk Album

Myrkur has been in the studio recording a new folk album. She posted the following about that:

Myrkur Shares Cover Of Danish Folk Song “Bonden og Kragen”

Myrkur has shared her cover of the Danish folk song “Bonden og Kragen.” This track is from her new EP “Juniper,” which will be released on December 7.

Myrkur said the following:

“The song dates back to around 1600. It exists in many different versions, including Swedish and Norwegian. The tale features a peasant/farmer who ventures into the woods and shoots a crow. A local Church Bishop gets word of this and demands to know what the peasant will use the dead crow for.

Back then, the Church would take from the farmers and they were not fully allowed to own their livestock and crops. In response, the peasant starts making up a very long and unrealistic list of every part of the crow that he will use as a way refusing a tribute.”

Myrkur Premieres “Juniper” Music Video

Myrkur has premiered a new video for the title track to her new EP “Juniper.” That effort will be released on December 7 and it will also include a solo reinterpretation of the Danish folk song “Bonden og Kragen.“ Pre-orders can be found HERE.

Myrkur currently has the following tour booked with Jo Quail:

12/03 Stockholm, SWE – Vasateatern
12/04 Oslo, NOR – John Dee
12/05 Gothenburg, SWE – Pustervik
12/07 Aarhus, DEN – Voxhall
12/08 Copenhagen, DEN – Pumpehuset
12/10 Poznan, POL – U Bazyla
12/11 Krakow, POL – Kwadrat
12/13 Budapest, HUN – Durer Kert
12/14 Vienna, AUT – Arena
12/16 Tilburg, NET – 013 KZ
12/18 London, UK – The Dome
12/19 Bristol, UK – The Fleece
12/20 Nottingham, UK – Rescue Rooms
12/21 Glasgow, UK – CCA
12/22 Manchester, UK – Gorilla
04/11 Tilburg, NET – Roadburn Festival (Myrkur only)
07/14 Bolkow Castle, POL – Castle Party (Myrkur only)
08/09-08/10 Jaromer, CZE – Brutal Assault (Myrkur only)