Sweden’s Helga embraces darkness and flees childhood memories on ‘Mörker’
Hailing from the deep forests Dalarna, Sweden, Helga is back from hibernating in the wilderness with angsty punk-rock track ‘Mörker‘. Confined to a cabin with just a guitar for company, she takes inspiration from the beauty that surrounds her making her songwriting process completely raw.
Helga is taking on a darker side of rock & roll. ‘Mörker‘ houses an even darker tone of grunge-rock, showcasing her tribal-esque vocals, steady drumbeats and rocking guitars. The track proves that rebellious and unique punk music is still alive. Inspired by a wide range of artists from the post-rock and metal scenes, Helga even enjoys adding folk and classical music into the mix.
Known for coming from black metal roots, Helga adds a dash of modern pop with every record creating an eccentric blend of punk providing you with a true hard rock experience. To best describe Helga, think The Birthday Party mixed with Blood Youth, ‘Mörker‘ is the opening track of her upcoming EP ‘The Autumn Lament‘ out September 20th 2019. Helga tells us her new music is “a musical translation of my inner and physical world. I personally love reverb-drenched music and sounds, drawing inspiration from my dream world, the misty forests, and Swedish folk music.”
In a time when the environment is ever more under threat, it’s only natural that meditation upon the state of the world, while full of beauty, is tinged with darkness and melancholy.
Mörker, ta min hand (Darkness take my hand)
Sömnen kommer nu (The sleep is coming)
Jag blundar (I’m closing my eyes)
Lyssna! Hör du stjärnorna viska? (Listen, do you hear the stars whispering?)
Draken flyger förbi (The dragon is flying past)
Tillsammans flyger vi (together we fly)
till gamla mörka minnen från barndomen (to dark memories from childhood)
som aldrig blivit förlåtna (that was never forgiven)
Helga just played her first live show in a former catholic church in the town of Gävle in Sweden a couple of weeks back together with Jonathan Hulten from Tribulation. Check out some of the live footage attached. The reviews were magical.
D I S C O V E R
- HEILUNG + LILI REFRAIN @ 013 Tilburg - March 7, 2023
- AMARANTHE – An Interview with Olof Mörck - March 2, 2023
- DISMAL: release new single - February 23, 2023
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