Wardruna streams hypnotizing live version of “Solringen”

Author Jad - 26.1.2022

Wardruna will release a new live in-studio album “Kvitravn – First Flight Of The White Raven” on April 22, and is now streaming their performance of the 2013 track “Solringen.” The album was originally streamed under the “First Flight Of The White Raven” name on March 26, 2021.

Solringen” is a song originally released on the album “Runaljod – Yggdrasil”. Even though it quickly became a popular track amongst our listeners, it wasn’t until late 2019 we first got around to performing it live. When taking the song from the studio to the stage, I really felt it needed a slightly different approach, more specifically adapted for the concert format

In earlier tradition the women of the household on a farm had the task of going out into the fields around midsummer and wake up the elves dwelling there with rhymes and songs to encourage them to ensure growth and good crops. These songs and traditions have now mostly passed into oblivion. The initial idea behind ‘Solringen‘ is that new songs might wake them once again.”

Wardruna frontman Einar Selvik