Viva Trio kick up their heels on their first foray into folk music with the single Solstice Jig — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
The latest preview of the the award-winning Canadian group’s forthcoming concept album, Solstice Jig is a magical dance of nature spirits celebrating the change of seasons. Fittingly, it’s a lighthearted, upbeat tune featuring star violinist Vasil Popadiuk alongside Trio vocalists Anna Bateman, Erin Fisher and Katya Tchoubar. Inspired by Irish jigs, Enya, and a series of Canadian and Celtic folk artists, the song lilts with pagan, Celtic magic and nature-inspired lyrics.
“We’re dipping our toes into the deep traditions of folk music, and loving it!” Anna shares. “Solstice Jig is a more let-your-hair-loose kind of track for us,” Erin adds. “This song is truly written as a celebration of the new season, and it’s time to dance, baby!” Katya continues.
Viva’s debut album Nothing Else Matters introduced their indisputable wow factor, and their upcoming sophomore followup promises even more. Creating a full storyline spun out of fantasy and folklore, with mythical characters from Danish and Russian folk tales, all the music is being written by Viva Trio, fusing styles and defying categorization. They will take this album through a kaleidoscope of genres from cinematic, theatrical, classical to electronic and folk, with their incredible team of musicians, sound engineers, and producers in Toronto and Europe.
Viva Trio also like to entice their fans, who may notice that Solstice Jig divulges upcoming song titles and even the album title, but you have to watch their videos to find all the Easter eggs. The trio plan to continue leaving clues in every release building up to their album release this winter.