Right before one woman black metal act Myrkur’s debut self-titled EP was released, the identity of the act was revealed. Previously shrouded in mystery, it turns out that its frontwoman/intrumentalist is Amalie Bruun, a Danish model that’s also in Brooklyn indie act Ex-Cops. Her other projects and who she is should be secondary to the music, however, which stands on its own. Yesterday, NPR revealed the video for “Nattens Barn,” a song that had been out since July. If you’ve already heard the song, it’s inoffensive, and actually pretty catchy, not unlike Agalloch or Wolves in the Throne Room with ethereal vocals. The video itself, consisting of Bruun walking around a grim forest and making shadows, is pretty black metal.
Myrkur is out now on Relapse.