One of the best things about working at Independent Music News is that we’re not confined to any one area of the world. We get sent music from everywhere on the globe, and this opens us up to stuff that we might never have heard in ordinary circumstances. One such song is Arcana, the latest single by Sweden’s very own Döda Havet. I was really impressed by this track, so it’s an honour to be sharing it exclusively with our readers.
Arcana has an ethereal quality to it. It feels as though it was forged from old and long-forgotten magic of a bygone age. Starting with a synth and vocal combination that enchants the ears, the song develops into an epic rock masterclass. Although I don’t understand the content of the lyrics due to the language barrier, the vocals have a mournful quality to them that rings through and goes beyond anything that words could accurately convey. In this sense, the music is timeless and speaks to the soul.
Taken from their upcoming album, Tid Och Rum, Arcana is an encouraging taste of what’s to come. Döda Havet have already achieved success with their self-titled debut album, and since then they’ve shown no signs of slowing in their creative process. Crafting intricate melodies and powerful soundscapes with a dynamic and emotive engine seems to be second nature to them. Check out Arcana now, and let us know what you think!