You can watch the video for ‘Changeling‘ here:
The song features guest vocals from Neige from Alcest (FR) and prog legend Dirk Chapman from Uriel/Arzachel/Egg/National Health on flute. The video was directed by Vesa Ranta and Aapo Lahtela for Kaira Films.
Mat McNerney from HEXVESSEL says,
“The song is about change, be it growing up from childhood to adulthood or hearing the call of a vocation you feel compelled to undertake. Metamorphosis in the knowledge that, in the spirit of Kinky Friedman’s “find what you love and let it kill you,” there may never be a way back. Irreversible transformation. I think that’s kind of my interpretation of Metsänpeitto (which literally means “covered by the forest”), the Finnish folklore phenomenon, where people went missing in the forest for unexplained reasons. Once the call of the forest gets in your blood, you never truly belong to the man-made world again, and you’re never coming back. Eventually the forest draws you back home. This same myth, in various forms, also exists in Irish folklore with “changeling children” for example, who were switched by the fairies in infancy. The mythology of my upbringing, and of the country I have settled in, converging together into our “wyrd-folk” story. We are also especially honoured to have our dear brother Neige from Alcest on guest vocals and Dirk Chapman on flute for this song.”
While the North American release of “All Tree” will be on 22 February via Prophecy Productions, the album is out now in the rest of the world via Century Media Records and can be ordered here from Amazon.
HEXVESSEL – Live In 2019
Support: Arktau Eos
07.02.19 (FI) Tampere – Valoa Festival – Tampere Cathedral*
16.02.19 (FI) Turku – Turku Castle Church*
17.02.19 (DE) Hamburg – TBA
18.02.19 (DE) Berlin – Urban Spree
19.02.19 (DE) Leipzig – Neues Schauspiel
20.02.19 (NL) Utrecht – Club Nine
22.02.19 (UK) London – St John on Bethnal Green
23.02.19 (FI) Helsinki – GLivelab*
01.03.19 (FI) Oulu – Tuba*
02.03.19 (FI) Kuopio – Panuhuone*
* without Arktau Eos
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