"Drown", the new video from Swiss progressive folk rockers CELLAR DARLING — who feature in their ranks former ELUVEITIE members Anna Murphy (vocals, hurdy-gurdy), Merlin Sutter (drums) and Ivo Henzi (guitars, bass) — can be seen below. The song is taken from CELLAR DARLING's second studio album, "The Spell", which will arrive on March 22 via Nuclear Blast.
Murphy told Musicalypse about "The Spell" concept: "'The Spell' is a fictional and slightly surreal story. The central theme is of a girl falling in love with death. This image has been present in literature, poetry, and art for a long time, but I wanted to create my own story with older symbolism. In our story, death casts a spell on the girl, one of eternal life, so that she cannot join him in his realm."
She added: "'The Spell' is a story from beginning to end. In the first song, 'Pain', a girl is born from the earth’s wounds, as a human mirror image of the world for all to see the damage they have done. In 'Love', the girl, after drifting through a seemingly meaningless life, finds love in death."
Anna also talked about CELLAR DARLING's collaboration with music video director Costin Chioreanu.
"Costin is, in fact, doing an animated video for all the songs on the album," she said. "We picked him because, on one hand, we just love his style, and on the other, he's an artist that doesn't need a lot of guidelines. I send him the lyrics and the music and he delivers a perfect result."
"The Spell" track listing:
04. The Spell
12. Love Pt. II
13. Death Pt. II
CELLAR DARLING's debut album, "This Is The Sound", was released in June 2017 via Nuclear Blast.