Extol vocalist Peter Espevoll and filmmaker and musician Åsmund Janøy have united in a new band called Hrada. The band is now streaming their debut single "Gospel Oak", which is a really beautiful progressive-type song that employs quite a bit of instrumentation.
"Recorded with the assistance of an array of supremely talented session musicians, Gospel Oak is mature, measured, rich and dramatic, overflowing with beautiful harmonies yet touched by shadows and darkness," said Espevoll.
"It’s an enthralling song which reveals more of itself which each listen, more nuances, deeper textures, additional layers of sound. It’s a brave and brilliant opening gambit from a duo whose chosen name, Hrada, means ‘to create’ in old Norwegian – and that urge to create, one which Peter thought might have been lost to him forever, is what drives them."
Hrada has not yet announced their debut album.