Finnish Turku-based Blackgaze band Einvigi released a first single from their upcoming debut album Sielulintu which is set to be released on December 11th 2020 by Inverse Records. Listen to "Sielulintu" single below
Band comments: "Sielulintu (”Soul bird”) is the first single and the title song of Einvigi’s forthcoming album. First notes of the song were actually put together already in 2009, so in a way the song also represents the bands long-span work to hone their sound. All in all, the song is a comprehensive representation of the albums soundscape swaying from light atmospheric moods all the way to darker metal nuances. The lyrics tell a tale of one of the symbols of Finnish folklore, the soul bird. The symbol has inspired numerous artists throughout time with one of the most renowned texts including the poem “Varpunen jouluaamuna” (“Sparrow on Christmas Morning”) by Zachris Topelius from 1859.
The soul bird theme was also tattooed on the arm of the bands founder Petteri Granberg in 2019, before the album recordings started.." Sielulintu (Soul bird) by Einvigi is a dive to dreamworld themed with nature and Finnish mythology. In July 2020 the band signed with Inverse Records to publish their debut album Sielulintu. The feel of the songs flow through traditional instrumental rock and all the way to the atmospheres of black metal. Einvigi’s music has been categorized also as blackgaze. A genre pioneered by the French band Alcest. The album was recorded and produced by Einvigi during late 2019 and early 2020. Mixing was done during summer 2020 by Severi Peura, known from bands such as Sisare and Severi Peura & Selvännäkijät. Finally the album mastering was performed by Jaime Gomez Arellano, known amongst other things by his collaboration with bands such as Ghost and Paradise Lost. Sielulintu is a tight six song entity, with which the Einvigi aims to make a completely new opening in the Finnish metal scene. Einvigi is a Finnish band founded in 2014. The band was founded by singer and guitarist Petteri Granberg. Other members of the band include guitarist Krister Virtanen (Concrete Icon), drummer Henri Sund (Modern Day Citizen) and bassist Joonas Koppanen, who is also responsible for the growling vocals.