Acclaimed Norwegian dark folk outfit Wardruna’s Einar Selvik’s recent single from the have shared a lyric video from Assassin’s Creed, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla – “Hrafnsmál – The Words of the Raven”. The track is from the recent EP Out of the North, which features seven tracks from the Assassin’s Creed Valhalla soundtrack including Selvik’s track. The lyric video premiered at Revolver which you can see below with Selvik’s commentary. Out of the North was released digitally by Lakeshore Records on July 17th and also includes music by the Assassin’s Creed franchise’s core composers Jesper Kyd and Sarah Schachner..
“‘Hrafnsmál – The Words of the Raven’ is a song based on an excerpt of a medieval Skaldic poem from around year 900 by the Norwegian skald Þórbjǫrn hornklofi,” Selvik tells us. “Through historical instruments, their inherent tonalities, oral poetic traditions and language, I have aimed to make creations that could potentially bring the player closer to the theme and era of the game. Hearing the song together with stunning visuals from the game as well as lyrics and translation, gives great sense of what to expect in the actual game. Hope you will enjoy!”
Download/stream Assassin’s Creed® Valhalla-Out Of The North EP here: https://smarturl.it/ACV-EP
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will release worldwide on November 17, 2020 on Xbox One, PlayStation®4, Stadia, and for Windows PC exclusively on both the Epic Games Store and the Ubisoft Store. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will release on Xbox Series X and PlayStation®5 upon the launch of the consoles. The game will also be available on UPLAY+**, Ubisoft’s subscription service.
WARDRUNA and SELVIK have previously contributed extensively on the soundtrack and music for History Channel´s TV-series VIKINGS, where EINAR also appeared in two episodes as a singer. The massive musical contributions to the show have exposed their music to a broad audience worldwide. Since then, they have performed sold-out shows worldwide, including major festival headline appearances (Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Hellfest, Summer Breeze, Roadburn, Rock oz Arenes, Rock the Coast and many more).