Jan 242022

Eye of Melian just released a second single ‘Vita Nova’ taken from Eye of Melian’s upcoming debut album which will be released in 2022.

The band, which takes its name from the character Melian in Tolkien’s The Silmarillion. The following excerpt imaginatively and beautifully embodies the essence and spirit of what the music of Eye of Melian aspires to be.

“Melian was a Maia, of the race of the Valar. She dwelt in the gardens of Lórien, and among all his people there were none more beautiful than Melian, nor more wise, nor more skilled in songs of enchantment. It is told that the Valar would leave their works, and the birds of Valinor their mirth, that the bells of Valmar were silent and the fountains ceased to flow, when at the mingling of the lights Melian sang in Lórien. Nightingales went always with her, and she taught them their song; and she loved the deep shadows of the great trees. She was akin before the World was made to Yavanna herself; and in that time when the Quendi awoke beside the waters of Cuiviénen she departed from Valinor and came to the Hither Lands, and there she filled the silence of Middle-earth before the dawn with her voice and the voices of her birds.”
The Silmarillion, J.R.R. Tolkien

The video can be watched below.

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