ViVA Trio set off on an epic journey with their sweeping new single and video Lorien — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
A preview of their ambitious concept album set in a world of fantasy and folklore, Lorien — inspired by The Lord Of The Rings’ beloved royal elf Galadriel — blends ethereal vocals, a soothing vibe and lush layering with cinematic theatricality. And it’s just the beginning of what promises to be the Anna Bateman, Erin Fisher and Katya Tchoubar’s most adventurous and inspired album, which draws on everything from J.R.R. Tolkien’s timeless tales to Russian myths and Danish folk tales.
In this song and video, the Lady of Lorien is called upon for guidance, wisdom and prophecy by the young, yet also immortal Lumina, a character based out of Russian folklore. Fisher, who plays Tolkien’s sage Elvish ruler, remarks, “I’ve been a voice teacher for so long that giving good advice feels very natural actually, and writing for the Lady of Lorien was really fun! The biggest stretch in playing Galadriel was going blonde!” Bateman plays the youthful character Lumina. “In this song, we’re meeting the character Lumina in a cross-roads moment where she summons the Lady of Lorien, like a young girl would talk to her aunt or godmother,” she says. “We thought, who better to ask for advice than from an all-knowing sage, like Galadriel? Hard to top that, I think!”
The women of ViVA Trio are no strangers to being in full character and costumes; each member has a long list of operatic and musical theatre credits. “To me this feels more like a return to our roots with a twist,” Tchoubar says. “With this album, we’re creating our own story with characters from fantasy and myth!”