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Leaves' Eyes Explains "Mine Taror Er Ei Grimme" Song Concept

Liv Kristine of Leaves' Eyes has issued the following statement about the "Mine TÃ¥ror Er ei Grimme" song from the band's new album:

"Dear Fans & Friends, the basic idea behind this song is the medieval ballad. Musically, we decided to base the instruments on the vocals, as the vocal lines and the lyrics came first in the composing process of this track. That s rather an exception to the rule, by the way; normally music comes first, and then vocal lines with lyrics.

"Thematically, the lyrics are of elegiac content: It is a melancholic poem, in which a wife mourns a lament for her dead husband, fallen in battle. We follow her in the mental processing of the pictures of his brutal death, but as the same time she is trying to forget them, i.e. to move on with her life somehow. She is trying to find the answers in her elegy, and in her heart. The red gold surely refers to the sun, however, has a connotation to blood , both essential for the existence of life.

"It was quite an emotional experience to record this song, as it has a sad content. Moreover, I sung it in Nynorsk (New Norwegian or Norwegian Nynorsk), which is the majority language form of Western Norway, including Stavanger, where I grew up. Have fun reading Nynorsk!

"PS: Thank you, Anette, for adding traditional feel to the vocals."

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