Trad.Attack! "Shimmer Gold" invites you on a journey to the mystical Estonian nature, traditions and people where old and new collide and spark.
Together with Trad.Attack
sprouted a magic tree that has grown with a magnificent speed and now the time has come for the tree to bear golden fruit.
In the beginning of 2014, when Trad.Attack! was born, we didn’t have great plans for the future, but after our first concert in Estonia everything started to develop rapidly. In three years we have released two albums, performed and travelled in many places from Chile to South-Korea, given big concerts in Estonia, received many music awards and started building an international career. Of course, this hasn’t happened by itself – behind these achievements are many wonderful people and lots hard work.
In the songs of this album we reflect on all these adventures, challenges, people, emotions and thoughts that have affected our lives.
Our new album “Shimmer Gold” was born as a symbiosis in which the band members have grown together and opened themselves up thanks to their rapid success. All this has given meaning to our existence and with this understanding we have become much more confident and conscious. And so has our music! The key word for compiling the new album was time. We have had time to let the music carry us, to focus on individual songs as well as the whole.
New album features 12 tracks inspired by Estonian folk music intertwined with original compositions. It puts together fast rhythms inviting to dance as well as dreamy, touching tunes.
We go on using archival recordings of unique and charismatic folk singers. As a special guest, actor Aivar Tommingas gave his voice to one of our tunes. Traditional songs tell about inviting to working bee, love, animals and a magical tree. The album also holds words for making the sun come out, scaring wolves and a lullaby for children.