Wardruna today shares the title track, and pinnacle moment of their upcoming album, Kvitravn (White Raven). A music video produced by Ragnarok Films reveals a powerful narrative centered around this sacred, elusive creature, and namesake of the album.
Dramatic scenery unfolds from a bird’s-eye perspective, and enchanting images of this rare animal are captured, as we follow Wardruna founder Einar Selvik and vocalist Lindy Fay-Hella through the wilderness. As the video unfolds, a question arises: is this sighting destiny, or only good fortune?
About the song ‘Kvitravn’, Wardruna founder Einar Selvik states, “I am very excited to finally share this song with you. ‘Kvitravn’ is a song that explores traditions of animal-guides and the symbolism and legends of sacred white animals found in Nordic and other cultures all over the world. These highly regarded ghostly creatures – whether a raven, snake, bear, moose, reindeer, elephant or lion – are in animist traditions seen as prophetic, divine messengers, and guardians representing renewal, purity and a bridge between worlds.”
The video for ‘Kvitravn’ was shot in various locations in Norway and Russia, by Ragnarok Film, the same team responsible for the previous Wardruna video, for stand-alone single ‘Lyfjaberg’, made during lockdown.
The full album, Kvitravn, is set for worldwide release on January 22, 2021 and can be pre-ordered here.