Norwegian pop-meets-rock group Kalandra have released a brand new single, "Bardaginn", and it's going to be stuck in your head. The single comes alongside a video by Ragnarok Film. As for the song itself, vocalist Katrine was curious about writing lyrics using the Old Norse language, so she teamed up with Norwegian lyricist and language consultant Alexander Lykke. Stream "Bardaginn" here.
"'Bardaginn; is the name of Kalandra's newest single, meaning 'fight' or 'battle', whether it's experienced from within or out in the real world. The meaninglessness of it all, yet the importance for humans to find meaning in fighting for something, or someone.
"Vocalist Katrine was curious about making a timeless lyrics using the Old Norse language. She teamed up with Norwegian lyricist and language consultant Alexander Lykke, and together with guitarists Jogeir and Florian and drummer Oskar, they've created a song unlike anything Kalandra has ever composed before.
"For our next single release we all knew it was important for us to try and challenge ourselves creatively, and yet still somehow manage to keep that light playfulness in the creative process, where absolutely anything was allowed. Although it at times seemed like an impossible task to piece together, it feels as if we've managed to really pull out the best in every member of the band, and really showcase what we're made of, both individually and as a team.
"'Bardaginn' is fun, but also bloody serious. We're very proud of each other and what we've made, and we can't wait to play it live."