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BYRDI - Presents New Single And Music Video From Forthcoming Album

Norwegian nordic folk act Byrdi has released the video single "Huldre" as the second track taken from their forthcoming album titled Byrjing (Beginning), which is scheduled for release on 5th March via Trollmusic. The song is about huldre (English huldra or hulder), a seductive female nature spirit that is well known across Scandinavia. Mostly seen as benign, this mythical creature is sometimes depicted on the contrary as a vicious and deadly being; particularly in Norwegian folklore. Norwegian multiinstrumentalist Kjell Braaten (Wardruna stand-in musician, several solo releases) has contributed extra percussion to this song.

Byrdi comment: "We have composed "Huldre" during a warm summer night at our forest studio, sitting around the fire while talking about the ups and downs in life", the Norwegians tell. "The theme of this song revolves around finding balance and happiness again when feeling low. After the rain comes sunshine so to speak. "Huldre" opens with a duel between the neverlur birch trumpet and flute. The neverlur represents a human calling out into the storm, while the flute generally symbolises the sun after the rain and Trygve Ramnefjell's solo marks the turning point. Last but not least, we would like to thank Kjell Braaten for his amazing percussion on this track."

With their third full-length Byrjing (Beginning), Byrdi is taking the important step from a highly respected underground act to an established force within the realm of nordic folk. The Norwegians have recorded this album with the participation of various guest musicians including percussionist Kjell Braaten, who has performed live with Wardruna among other bands, and Mathias Gyllengahm (Utmarken, Norrsinnt) on nyckelharpa (keyed fiddle). Byrjing shows Byrdi in an almost intimate way and while their music may easily be labelled as nordic folk, the Norwegians foremost sound like themselves. Link