Whilst Nanna Barslev has been making dark Nordic folk for some time, she has just signed to By Norse and released a new song to mark the occasion. Nanna has been a frontwoman for various bands since the 90’s including Huldre, Asynje, Gny and Ættir. Now she is going it alone and preparing for her first solo album called “Lysbaerer” which is set for release on the 18th of March. The Dane singer-songwriter will release her album physically with translations of her Nordic folksongs into English too.
“Lysbaerer” translates to “carrier of light” and the album will focus on the celebration of the sun and the moon and the changing of seasons. The lead single from the album is “Skjoldmø” and it is a hypnotic tribal trance. The track is a slow burn but also very cathartic as Nanna’s vocals rise above the pounding drums and droning instruments. The music video below was an organised workshop for Danish women to reenact being Viking warriors. Sounds like a great weekend!
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