Norwegian collective Lindy-Fay Hella (Wardruna) & Dei Farne have announced their new album Hildring (meaning mirage) arriving on November 26th via By Norse. Hildring is Lindy-Fay’s second album, following the release of Seafarer in 2019 which was released in her own name. Dei Farne are musicians; Roy Ole Førland, Ingolf Hella Torgersen and new addition Sondre Veland, and with them, Lindy-Fay has found kindred spirits.
About the album Lindy-Fay comments: “‘Hildring’ is the Norwegian word for mirage. When on a long journey, you can start to wonder what is real and what is not, but at the same time, you are constantly seeking the unknown.”
Lindy-Fay continues: “This album is darker and more rhythm based. We’ve been sending ideas to each other and worked it out in the studios with the band, additional musicians and the producer Iver Sandoy. We found that we had a common interest in alternative 70s and 80s music. We like to work fast and trust the gut feelings, rather than analysing everything to pieces. The first takes are often the best ones in our department. The nerve we want to keep in our music is that of a not always perfect one. With some hair, spikes and edges. That’s why part of the Hildring album is totally improvised. We are getting older and feel safe in our own musical expression. We simply make the music we want to make.”
The group have also shared the album’s title track and its music video. Listen to “Hildring” and watch the video for it below:
The album reflects the sense of wonder and awe with which Lindy-Fay Hella & Dei Farne view the natural world and the elemental forces of their rural surroundings outside of Bergen. Lindy-Fay elaborates further: “I have seen a place up in the Lyderhorn mountains that makes a perfect mirror in the water when still. It makes me think of the Otherworld or parallel Universes. “What is behind the veil?” As they questioned in earlier times. All the curiosities I get from walking there makes me wonder, maybe the Witches that were said to be up there felt something similar? To me it is a magical place and the favourite of the seven mountains surrounding Bergen. Also, from where I grew up, on an Island by the open ocean..the memories from that place and the stories I heard from my grandfather about mythical creatures and possible dangers at Sea, gives me great inspiration as well“.
Hildring artwork & tracklist:
4. The Lake
Lindy-Fay Hella & Dei Farne are the opening act for Wardruna’s Nordic Nights Open Air shows – dates below.
Nordic Night Open Air Tour Summer 2022 with Wardruna + Kalandra:
01 July 2022 – Augusta Raurica, Augst, Switzerland
02 July 2022 – Amphitheater, Gelsenkirchen, Germany
03 July 2022 – Tollwood, Munich, Germany
05 July 2022 – Arena Open Air, Vienna, Austria
06 July 2022 – Barba Negra Main Stage, Budapest, Hungary
08 July 2022 – Arenele Romane, Bucharest, Romania
09 July 2022 – Roman Theatre of Phillippopolis, Plodviv, Bulgaria
14 July 2022 – Weisser Hirsch, Dresden, Germany
15 July 2022 – Colours of Ostrava, Ostrava, Czech Republic