Finnish folk metallers Korpiklaani are gearing up to release their new album Kulkija (Wanderer) on September 7th via Nuclear Blast. Today (8th), the group shared the first single taken from the follow-up to 2015’s Noita with “Kotikonnut.”
Accordionist Sami commented:
“It’s a mid tempo song with a lot of melodies. It was surprising how our lyricist managed to write it, he really captured the feeling and the character of the song. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do!”
The group described the song as:
“During his journey, a wanderer yearningly looks back on his home, childhood and the beauty of everything. He remembers running with his girl on the meadow, believing it to last till the end of times. Although his home is now the road and a carriage run by joy, he will still always remember the happiness of his home and youth. At the time the moon was golden, shining everywhere at night, lighting up the otherwise dark countryside and the forest. The wanderer eventually accepts that everything that comes, will one day fade into a distant memory.”
Check out the lyric video for “Kotikonnut” below and order the song here.