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Hailing from the forests of Dalarna, Sweden, Helga writes music from the confines of her cabin. Living in the wilderness with just her guitar for company has given her songwriting a unique sense of introspection.
New track ‘In The Wilderness’ is taken from upcoming EP Nebulous. Helga tells us that the new songs are “a musical translation of my inner and physical world. I personally love reverb-drenched music and sounds, drawing inspiration from my dream world, the misty forests, and Swedish folk music.”
‘In The Wilderness’ reflects on the state of the natural world from the perspective of someone that spends their life close to nature. In a time when the environment is ever more under threat, it’s only natural that meditation upon the state of the world, while full of beauty, is tinged with darkness and melancholy.
Heavier than previous efforts, the tracks pounding drums and mournful guitar lines are juxtaposed with Helga’s haunting, soaring vocals – building to an epic climax like a classical symphony.
Helga is furious at the political reaction to the impending destruction - “clearly Trump’s environmental policy is alarming, leading this world to the path of destruction. We currently live under capitalist insanity. Mankind’s insatiable greed is slowly destroying this planet. We perceive ourselves as separate from nature and dominant over it and it’s incredibly sad. When will we ever realise that we are a part of the natural world and not superior to it? An overwhelming feeling of sadness is washing over me. Sometimes I wish Carl Sagan were still with us today. I’m sure he would have many great things to say.”
In the wilderness I find peace
In silence among the trees
I hear my thoughts so loud
Loud and clear, I let them fly away
And I am here singing night and day
Do you hear me scream?
Sleeping under the open sky
Stars singing lullabies
I close my eyes
And fall into deep slumber
Ur skogen stiger månen röd som en sol
Löven faller, hösten är kommen
Tystnaden i skogen
Det viskar i löven
Hör du löven falla?
Hör du fågeln sjunga?
Hör du träden tala?
Hör du löven viska?
released November 21, 2018
Music and Lyrics: HELGA
Mixed and Mastered by: Luiz Felipe Netto
Drums: Pedro Mercier
Bass: Luan Moura
Guitars and Vocals: Helga
Additional Guitars: Luiz Felipe Netto