Huldr is an electroacoustic art-pop project that can be described as having mesmerising soundscapes and a non-traditional song structure. The music is dark and introspective with raw, challenging lyrics about mental health, feminism and sexuality. Huldr is a conceptual project, born from the imagination of Norway-based experimental singer and songwriter Guro Kverndokk. The songs are constructed through repetitive vocal ostinatos that draw the audience into a meditative and uncanny soundscape, which is enhanced by contrasting elements of synth and rock guitar.
In terms of genre, Huldr can not be solidified into a single genre. Huldr draws inspiration from noise, rock, pop, folk music, jazz, and improvisation. The sound evokes associations of Eartheater, Björk and Mitski. Huldr regularly collaborates with cinematographers and performing artists who contribute to the project's finalized aesthetic.
It is a 21st-century twist on the ancient Huldra-myth. A “Hulder” is an enchanting female spirit that represents feminine empowerment as a counterpoint to the objectification of women in the music industry. The sound is dark and introspective but also soft and intimate, lyrically reflecting female sensuality and sexuality.
DEBUTANT OF THE MONTH IN STOFF MAGAZINE
3 November 2020
This month I was featured in Stoff magazine as the debutant of the month and I talked about the inspiration behind Huldr and the release of my debut single Inside my mind rn.
Click here to read the full interview (In Norwegian)
Photo by: Sanne Funder Nygaard