Celestial North creates ethereal pop music with a Nordic folk twist. Based in the Lake District, she is able to tap into her folk edges and embrace nature around her with bounding bodhrans and acoustic cinematic soundscapes. Celestial North then balances that out with catchy piano riffs, a box of electronica tricks and her playful pixie faun vocal delivery. As a result, the music she makes is a wonderful cross-section of everything I personally love and so I’m in complete shock that I’ve only just discovered her now!
“When The Gods Dance” is the first single in a series of Bandcamp Friday releases working up to an album release in September. The track itself is a dream-pop classic that fans of Bjork, Ionnalee/Iamamiwhoami and Bat For Lashes will adore. However, I’ve chosen her beautiful live piano rendition as a way to showcase her talents. It includes her own “invisible choir” that howl and coo as she rumbles through the coiling verse and chorus. You can enjoy the single version below and then the live video underneath. Both are stunning.
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