Before the release of his new album “Spiritus Mundi” on April 9th 2021 Nad Sylvan is happy to be announcing yet another single and accompanying video, this time for “The Hawk”. The song’s lyrics are based on a poem by Nobelprize winning author W. B. Yeats:
‘Call down the hawk from the air; Let him be hooded or caged Till the yellow eye has grown mild,For larder and spit are bare,The old cook enraged, The scullion gone wild.’
‘I will not be clapped in a hood,Nor a cage, nor alight upon wrist,Now I have learnt to be proud Hovering over the wood In the broken mist Or tumbling cloud.’
‘What tumbling cloud did you cleave, Yellow-eyed hawk of the mind, Last evening? that I, who had sat Dumbfounded before a knave, Should give to my friend A pretence of wit.’
The music is based on a primitive guitar/vocal demo by Andrew Laitres, which Nad then developed into the actual song.
“Spiritus Mundi” is available as Special Edition CD Digipak (incl. 2 bonus tracks), 180g Gatefold LP Vinyl Edition (incl. the entire album on CD) and as Digital Download.
You can pre-order the album here: