Jonathan Hultén, the darkly enigmatic Swedish Grammy-winning songwriter has released the first single & video for track “The Mountain” taken from his debut solo album Chants From Another Place, due for release on Kscope on 13th March.
The musical inspiration for singer/songwriter Jonathan Hultén’s debut album Chants From Another Place is drawn from acapella folk and church choir compositions. Throughout the album, tales are weaved and musical influences collide as Hultén draws comparisons to artists including Nick Drake, Sufjan Stevens, Wovenhand and Fleet Foxes, as well as traditional folk artists such as John Martyn right through to his contemporaries in Anna Ternheim, José Gonzales, Anna von Hausswolff Chelsea Wolfe & Hexvessel.
“The Mountain”, the album’s debut single (released 10th January), is a potent yet minimalistic ode to loss and hope. Telling a tale of soul in distress, goes forth on a journey and faces death, transformation and rebirth is accompanied by a stunningly emotive animated video, created by Jonathan Hultén himself, taking visual influence from the likes of Tolkien, Tove Jansson and art nouveau illustrator Aubrey Beardsley.
Musically, this is one of the more “minimalistic songs of the album.
It’s one of those songs where my fascination for the simplicity of Nick Drake’s ‘Pink Moon’ is coming through, paired with my predilection for the harmony works that Kraja executes so brilliantly on ‘Hur Långt Som Helst’.Jonathan Hultén on The Mountain
Chants From Another Place will be released on CD, LP & digitally and is available to pre-order HERE.
Hultén will join Chelsea Wolfe on tour, opening for her ‘Birth Of Violence’ acoustic tour in the UK & Europe in March 2020.
MAR 11, Archa Theatre – Prague, Czech Republic
MAR 12, Großer Sendesaal Des Rbb- Berlin, Germany
MAR 13, UT Connewitz – Leipzig, Germany
MAR 14, Christuskirche Bochum – Bochum, Germany – sold out
MAR 16, TivoliVredenburg – Utrecht, Netherlands
MAR 17, La Gaîté Lyrique – Paris, France
MAR 19, The Stoller Hall – Manchester, United Kingdom
MAR 20, Saint Luke’s – Glasgow, United Kingdom
MAR 21, Coventry Cathedral – Coventry, United Kingdom
MAR 22, Alexandra Palace Theatre – London, United Kingdom
MAR 23, Bourla – Antwerpen, Belgium
MAR 25, Trinity Chapel – Lyon, France
MAR 26, Octagon Theater – Pully, Switzerland
MAR 28, Kammerspiele – Munich, Germany
MAR 29, Gruenspan – Hamburg, Germany
MAR 30, DR Koncerthuset Studie 2 – København, Denmark
MAR 31, Kulturkirken Jakob Oslo, Norway
APR 1, Nalen – Stockholm, Sweden
Remaining tickets available here: https://JonathanHulten.lnk.to/Chants