Wardruna reveal ‘Kvitravn’ track list

Nordic folk band Wardruna are getting ready to unleash their new album, ‘Kvitravn,’ on June 5th through Norse Music / Sony / Columbia Records.

The band recently released single “Grá,” and today the act have posted Kvitravn’s track listing as follows (translations are in parenthesis):

1. “Synkverv” (Turn-sight)
2. “Kvitravn” (White Raven)
3. “Skugge” (Shadow)
4. “Grá” (Grey)
5. “Fylgjutal” (Speech of the Fetch)
6. “Munin” (Memory)
7. “Kvit hjort” (White Stag)
8. “Viseveiding” (Song-hunting)
9. “Ni” (Nine)
10. “Vindavlarljod” (Song of the wind-bred)
11. “Andvevarljod” (Song of the Spirit-weavers)

“For those who want to search deeper into our songs, the upcoming album will contain complete lyrics along with English translations,” says band founder Einar Selvik. “When revealing the track list, it also makes sense to show the translations of the titles, so one potentially gets a better idea of the album’s content.”

Einar adds: “The power of words, poetry and abstract thinking as well as the ability to master them in various forms was highly regarded in the oral societies of the past. It is a trait that we feel should not be forgotten. Our lyrics are therefore an important layer to the music.”

“Whether the given song is about traditions, spirituality, philosophy or other esoteric subjects, there should always be a potential of learning something,” he explains further. “Knowledge, yet knowledge that is not served as overly explained truths, but rather in abstract images and hints that inspire the listener to seek their own understanding–much like the way Old Norse poetry deals with esoteric matters.”

Additionally, Wardruna will embark on their previously announced solo headlining tour starting September 24 in Charlotte, NC. The outing hits Brooklyn, NY, Boston, MA, Canada, and much more. All dates can be viewed below.

Wardruna North American tour:

September
24 – Charlotte, NC – Ovens Auditorium
25 – Washington, DC – Warner Theatre
26 – Brooklyn, NY – Kings Theatre
28 – Boston, MA – The Orpheum Theater
29 – Montreal, QC – M Telus
30 – Toronto, ON – Meridian Hall

October
2 – Chicago, IL – Auditorium Theatre
3 – Minneapolis, MN – The State Theatre
6 – Calgary, AB – Jack Singer Concert Hall
8 – Vancouver, BC – Queen Elizabeth Theatre
9 – Seattle, WA – Moore Theatre
10 – Salem, OR – Elsinore Theatre
12 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
14 – Oakland, CA – Paramount Theatre
16 – El Cajon, CA – Magnolia
17 – Los Angeles, CA – Orpheum Theatre
18 – Mesa, AZ – Ikeda Theatre
20 – Dallas, TX – The Majestic Theatre

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