Midnattsol - the folk metal act centered around the sister vocal team of Carmen Elise Espenæs and Liv Kristine (ex-Leaves Eyes) - has teamed up with CROM for the premiere of the video clip for the new song "The Purple Sky."
The song is the opening track from the upcoming new album "The Aftermath," the band's first album in seven years. "The Purple Sky" punctuates the haunting and dynamic vocal styles of Espenæs and Kristine over a bed of blackened riffs and folk rhythms.
The band commented on the clip: "Hey Folks, with proud we present you the first Midnattsol Music Video. We do not only like the images and the music in the video, we also like the message which the video transposes, because it fits so well to all we want to tell you in our upcoming CD 'The Aftermath'!"
CROM is proud to present "The Purple Sky" here:
The name "Espenæs" rightfully makes a lot of people swoon: Liv Kristine and her sister Carmen Elise were a vital part of a magnitude of gothic/symphonic/folk metal milestones – but so far a supergroup involving both sisters sharing microphone duties was only the stuff only dreams were made of. On December 14, 2017, the band gave fans the ultimate pre-Christmas surprise – Midnattsol added a second vocalist - Liv Kristine.
"The Aftermath" profits massively from the addition of another voice; the fragile track "Vem Kan Segla" oozes pure magic and depth, whereas the rendition of the traditional Swedish ballad "Herr Mannelig" revels in somber glory and folkloristic air. Especially in comparison to its predecessor "The Metamorphosis Melody" (2011), "The Aftermath" relies much more heavily on folk influences lending atmospheric density to the melancholic symphonic metal compositions. A sumptuous and sensual affair and a shimmering highlight in the discography of this German/Norwegian team!
The track listing is as follows
1. The Purple Sky
2. Syns Sang
3. Vem Kan Segla
4. Ikje Glem Meg
5. Herr Mannelig (see video clip here)
6. The Aftermath
7. The Unveiled Truth
8. Evaluation of Time
10. Eitrdropar (Bonus Track)