Decibel is no stranger to coloring outside established lines, and we’re doing it again with the video premiere for Norway-based singer Lindy-Fay Hella, who is premiering the video for “Two Suns” from her Ván Records debut, Seafarer. Certainly, Hella, known for her mesmerizing vocal performances in Wardruna, is experimenting on Seafarer, expanding her sonic palette beyond the expected. By merging electronic pop, ambient, folk, and her love of Norwegian nature into a voice (or voices), Hella comes out of the gate as plugging into elements of Icelandic legend Björk, countrymen Röyksopp, British popstress Ellie Goulding, Danish bitpop sensation Oh Land, and, of course, the rhythm of nature.
Now that string of relative unknowns (to the metal world) may not mean much but adjust the headspace a little and suddenly Hella’s plaintive vocals and careful beats will start to make sense. Add in a trip — a digital one through Google for most — to the forests (preferrably anywhere between Oslo and Bergen) and Hella’s take on things is not just sensical, but incredible in its own right. This is an extension beyond what’s she’s done with Wardruna since 2009’s Runaljod – Gap Var Ginnunga effort. This is Hella informing her audience that there’s an other on the other side of Helvegen.
Says AISA Music, Hella’s label reps: “Welcome to the premiere for Lindy-Fay Hella’s new video for “Two Suns”, a track from her 2019 debut Seafarer. Lindy is well known as one of two lead singers in Wardruna, but has defined a sound of her own through the unique qualities of her voice. She is leaning towards a more electro-based expressions in her solo work, but also here timeless musical atmospheres rising from a soul that is united with nature and her roots, is what defines the music.”