Leaves' Eyes Posts New Album "Meredead" Trailer
Leaves' Eyes has posted a new trailer for the band's "Meredead" album, which can be viewed below. "Meredead" is set for release on April 22nd, 2011.
The band has also posted the new song "Sigrlinn" online, which can be heard through the Leaves' Eyes MySpace page. Liv Kristine also commented on the song:
"When Thorsten presented his first idea of this song, I immediately knew that it had to be sung in Norwegian. I chose 'nynorsk,' which is next to 'bokmaal,' one of two official Norwegian written standard languages in Norway. I chose the title "Sigrlinn" for one single reason: Phonetically, there is a 'sweet' and traditional sound to the name, which is perfect for my 'sung' poem. I would call it romantic poetry, written in dialogical form between the protagonists Sigrlinn and Sveinung, and the narrating choir or the narrating single voice. For Alex, it meant hard work to sing in Norwegian 'dialect' (both my sister Carmen (Midnattsol) and myself supervising him – poor Alex!).
"However, by the help of phonetic transcription he mastered this task perfectly! Even I had to get used to the thought of singing a complete lyrical piece in my mother tongue. I would say that it makes the song even more personal. It felt very important and comfortable to have my sister singing with me (Thank you, my dear Carmen!)! Thematically, my poem presents the married couple Sigrlinn and Sveinung, living by the fjord. Sveinung leaves his wife for the sake of bringing home more goods, which might be heroic, however, there is no happy end to his journey. Bad weather, the harsh mountainous landscape, Froeya and the three-headed troll play the decisive role to his fate."
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