Music Monday: New People, Old Empires

It’s another Music Monday and it’s another piece from the AC: Valhalla soundtrack. As with last week’s, this one was composed by Sarah Schachner.

This is a quiet piece mainly performed with voice and strings. There’s no bombast, or climaxes. Instead it’s more of a thinking piece. There’s an air of mystery to it and an undercurrent of menace, too, which seemed to perfectly fit the middle point of young!Kari’s journey. I listen to it and I can picture her in a boat, sailing across a stretch of open water towards her next destination. Will it be the place she ends up calling home, or will it be another place she moves on from?

At the same time, it also goes along with the contemplation older!Kari is doing and the beginnings of the mystery she uncovers on her first day on Fasta Åland. Is what she sees innocent or sinister?

The Elsehere Soundtrack on Spotify has been updated to add this in.

That’s all for now. Happy reading and listening!

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