Trap and Norwegian folk music are not the likeliest of bedfellows. With crossovers so extreme, it’s only normal that one remains a bit skeptical as to whether this is merely a gimmick to garner attention, or if the elements actually work together. Based on Metaspion‘s “Pyros” alone though, I can safely say that they absolutely do.
The main hook of the track is a Norwegian folk riff played on the violin and it’s guaranteed to stay in your head until you reach Valhalla. This isn’t the only folk element either, as the track also features a traditional Norse choir, an extremely fresh method of adding texture to an already full production.
Explaining how the track came to be, Norwegian former glam rocker Metaspion (real name: Morten Richter) says: “It was a “wow!” moment when I first put an 808 kick over a Hardanger fiddle playing a folk riff. I remember thinking this is something the world has never heard before. It was like something exploded or caught fire.”
Although the multitalented Marten played the majority of the instruments for the project, this track would not be complete without the convincing delivery of Houston rapper Skam R’tist.
Such an eclectic mix of elements absolutely should not work together but for Metaspion, its just another day at the office: “I want to bring those vibes and that energy into the electronic music today and combine it with crazy new sounds. I want to make people dance and to make younger people curious to check out more of the wonderful treasures that are to be found in Norwegian folk music and folk dance. The music is still relevant.”
If generic is a swear word in your vocabulary, be sure to check out this belter of a track.