Land of Trees is making his return with autumnal indie folk single ‘See The Fire Dancing’.
The track welcomes its listener into Marcus Friman’s relationship with nature, born and raised amongst the lush Swedish landscapes. Initially building his sense of expression through poetry, Friman now extends his craft into songwriting, detailing a journey of self-understanding and adulthood.
‘Set The Fire Dancing’ exudes a charm, comforting in its banjo strums and dynamic strings. Warm and familiar, the track sees Land of Trees reach further into his earthy tones, exploring new depths vocally.
Placing the likes of The Tallest Man on Earth, Michael Kiwanuka and Ben Howard at the core of his sound, the singer opts for an ethereal and instinctive production. Since his 2016 debut ‘Wild Winds’, it’s a sound that has steered away from a methodical approach, allowing for its own creative impulses to take centre stage.
With a fourth album on the way, Land of Trees is teasing his next steps.
He comments: “’See The Fire Dancing’ just got everyone around me going instantly. I wrote it on my banjo, which was peculiar enough to begin with, but when I played it to the band they were all mesmerised in their own way. It was an easy choice as our first single release for the upcoming album and I’ve never seen the band more intrigued to record a song. It was recorded live in a small cabin, and I think you can hear how much we loved the song as well as recording it”.
Tune in now.