Canadian solo artist Leah has released some new information on her upcoming concept album, “Ancient Winter,” and has also launched the albums crowdfunding campaign for it’s release.
The album will be a hybrid of Celtic, fantasy, medieval and folk sounds, featuring a total of eight tracks, with five original pieces, and three covers of traditional songs.
Leah has also once again brought in many other musicians that will be making guest appearances such as: Troy Donockley (Nightwish) Anna Murphy (Cellar Darling) Shir-Ran Yinon (Eluveitie) Oliver Philipps (Everon, Phantasma) Rupert Gillett, with artwork from Jan Yrlund and mixing and mastering by Tom Mueller.
I’m very excited to officially announce the coming of a new album, entitled Ancient Winter. The idea came to me in January of this year. A friend mentioned that I really should do a Christmas-type album, and since I had heard that request so many times, it really solidified the idea in my mind. And seeing that it was still January, there was time for me to pull this off. So, I went straight to work.
It’s very different from the past albums which were more of a symphonic metal style with a touch of Celtic, folk & fantasy. This is quite different! Many people requested I do a Christmas album, and while I do love Christmas I wanted to create something a little broader so everyone can enjoy it for longer than one month out of the year.
Ancient Winter definitely has a festive vibe, but I would describe it as very Celtic, Worldly, Folk, with a lot of Fantasy and Medieval vibes. There’s no metal to be found on this one, but I think you’ll find it’s not missing anything at all. I’m just getting some mixes now and they sound not only amazing, but they are so lush and full… I think you’ll be in Winter heaven!
As a completely independent artist, Leah will again be crowdsourcing the release at the album’s official website, and will be offering various tiers and rewards.
Ancient Winter Tracklisting
The Whole World Summons
Light of the World
Upon Your Destiny
The first single, “Redemption” is now available on all major streaming platforms.