Icelandic darkwave trio Kælan Mikla collaborated with Alcest‘s Neige and Winterhalter in a new track titled “Hvítir Sandar”, ahead of the release of the former’s fifth full length.
On the nature of the song, the band explains:
“Hvítir Sandar” is about feeling like you’re being defeated by your own faults and demons. It’s about self-acceptance. Even if you carry a darkness within, it’s what makes you who you are, and you shouldn’t have to change for other people.
On the collaboration, Alcest’s Neige adds:
“We felt really honored when Kælan Mikla offered us to be guests on their song Hvítir Sandar. Alcest and Kælan Mikla toured together in 2020 and from the start we definitely saw connection between the two bands despite the stylistic difference. Hvítir Sandar is one of our favorites on the album and before even starting to work on it, we had a vision of what the aesthetics of Alcest could bring to the song. We are so proud of how it turned out and we hope that the fans of Kælan Mikla will enjoy this collaboration just as much as we did!”
“Undir Köldum Norðurljósum” will be available on October 15th via Artoffact Records.
You can watch the official video for “Hvítir Sandar” below: