Danish post-black metal project Myrkur, headed by Amalie Bruun, has teamed up with the iconic video game series The Sims to release a new recording of “Onde Børn,” which was originally included on her debut studio album M. This new version was sung in Simlish, a fictional language in the Sims universe. As of now, a behind-the-scenes look at this track is currently available.
Myrkur is shown recording this song at Lava Studio in Denmark, the same place where her latest studio album Folkesange was released. Bruun explained that she was fascinated by The Sims universe and their unique language, and began this project after representatives from the Sims rewrote the song’s lyrics in Simlish.
Back in June Myrkur teamed up with Anna von Hausswolff to cover Björk’s “All Is Full of Love,” from her acclaimed 1997 studio album Homogenic. The artist abandoned nearly all of the hard metal sounds from her predecessor on Folkesange, which was accompanied by the singles “Leaves of Yggdrasil” and “Gudernes Vilje.” This record eschewed the heavier sounds to focus on the more traditional folk music influences on her work.
“As an album, Folkesange is an understandable and respectable move for Myrkur to make—it pays honor to her roots without disrupting her discography and if anything, it goes further to show her versatility as an artist,” mxdwn reviewer Cervante Pope explained.
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