Music from the Heart

Herald K - Echo's Song (single)

This is the third time Herald K and Lina Louise collaborate. The first song involving the two was the duet 'Light Of Your Eyes' from Herald K's 2019 album 'Strange Delights'. Later, the single 'Arethusa' (2022) involved background vocals by Lina.

Viennese singer-songwriter Lina Louise released an EP of her own songs, 'The Little Things' in 2020. Vienna-based Norwegian singer-songwriter Herald K has released one album, and is now in the process of preparing the second one, 'Mythologies' (of which 'Echo's Song' is a part), to be released in May 2023.

The song, the ancient Greek myth of Echo and Narcissus re-narrated through song,  was written on a summer's day, sitting on a park bench. The words came to me very fast, and I had the basic lyric down in about an hour or so. It was meant to only be a poem, but later I realized I could add melody to it and make it into a ballad….'

'The final version of the track came together part by part, as a long-term project. Stephan Steiner first agreed to add nyckelharpa to the song as the lead instrument. Then Lina Louise decided to join and make it a duet. Later on, piano was added by Nikola Stanosevic. Each musician contributed something amazing and unique, and I'm so happy to have had the chance to work with these artists…'

"Production was carried out with great help by Robin Gillard (mixing) and Walter Frotzler (mastering). Great pros both, and the perfect combo to provide the touches that really brings the level up a few notches."

Enchanting, mystical and evocative, this Leonard Cohen-esque track where the female vocal represents the softer and more fragile element, wraps around you like a caring balm that heals. The delicate track feels even more intimate because of the spoken word. You're right in the centre of it all. Herald K once again shows his storytelling skills and the ability needed for every songwriter -  to touch the heart of a listener.

"He turned around and ran to get away
Avoiding that she'd kiss him, come what may

She couldn't reach him, though she tried her best
And realized then she'd never more find rest

cover photo: Funky Eye

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