We have an exclusive video premiere from Heg & The Wolf Chorus for The White Witch, the the first single to be taken from their debut album “Raising the Fires”. The video (filmed by Camilla Adams) is incredibly cinematic and calls to mind Kate Bush’s Wuthering Heights video. It has, not surprisingly, a wonderful pagan feel, enhanced by the incredible scenery and the beautiful choreography as she dances in front of the sun and amongst the trees. The video and song is simply stunning and it left me wanting more, I’ll have to be a little patient, their forthcoming debut album which was inspired by Scottish folklore is due out in 2016. They shared with us these words about The White Witch:
“We are really excited about the song and the entire album. It really feels like this new material has taken the story telling element of the music even further since releasing our EP trilogy. The White Witch was great fun to record; especially making the video. We can’t wait to get the rest of the album finished now”
Neither can we!
“Raising the Fires” is the debut album from Heg & The Wolf Chorus. This concept album is inspired by Scottish folklore and intertwines Heg’s imaginative stories with traditional myths, legends and stories. Set at the end of the world as we know it, the album tells the story of how the world ended, brought to it’s demise by a white witch who was wrongfully burnt at the stake (a story Heg collected from her travels in the inner hebrides). After a catastrophic end, the world returns to a land of myth and all the mythological creatures return to claim their land! This release, The White Witch, is the first single from the album which tells the witches story as she casts her spell; “I’m conjuring this cauldron of waters, I’m raising these fires from the ground”.
Heg travelled to the Isle of Skye, Scotland, where she spent a week in a cottage alone with her imagination, books and epic views of the Cuillin mountains. Whilst there she explored some mythological sites including the famous fairy pools on the Isle and used the week to immerse herself in the album. This time allowed Heg to explore the stories which inspired her in depth and detail. The trip was a journey, which is exactly what the album is; a journey into the imagination, with traditional stories tipped on their heads and used in a different way. The writing is as epic and theatrical as the landscapes that inspired it and it would be fitting for the launch of the album to reflect the theatrics in some way.
The Band are:
Heg Brignall – keys & vocals
Vince Martin – violin & vocals
Joseph Kelly – Double bass & vocals
Harriet Riley – Percussion, synth & vocals
The White Witch is released on Monday 26th October
Debut album due in 2016.
You can catch them with from October on the Moulettes & Nizlopi Support Tour, details are on their website: