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New Blackmore’s Night single released

As we told you last year there’s a new Blackmore’s Night release on the horizon — and you can hear the first single now.

From the press release:

taken from their forthcoming studio album “Nature’s Light”

New York, NY (January 22, 2021)–Today, January 22nd, internationally renowned Renaissance folk rock band Blackmore’s Night release their new single “Four Winds”. It is the second song taken from their highly anticipated new studio album Nature’s Light, the first in six years, and eleventh studio album overall.

Blackmore’s Night have crafted a 20+ year legacy of merging medieval melodies with rock elements. Singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Candice Night seamlessly blends her ethereal vocals and lyrics, along with a command of numerous classic woodwinds. With Ritchie Blackmore traversing all matter of six-string instruments, from acoustic and electric guitar to mandola, hurdy-gurdy and nyckelharpa and their wonderful band of minstrels, the result is a truly unique listening experience.

Their new single is another remarkable song and foretaste of their forthcoming album.

Says Candice Night,

“‘Four Winds’ is the story of two girls, actually inspired by two of my oldest friendships. One who left Long Island and moved to California and one who left to move to Virginia. Going to across the country to California and living on the water was where the first girl felt the call to her soul, being able to watch the dolphins in the water and living the life by the ocean, while the other one took a very different path and felt the call to the woods inspired by wolves and other woodland creatures. They both have equal importance in this storyline and are ultimately a part of me and perhaps of everyone, being pulled away from the stress of their current surroundings and looking for escape. If you feel stagnant or repressed in your surroundings, it’s important to take a break from the mundane and go where your heart leads you. It allows you to recharge and begin again with fresh and renewed energy. For some it is the ocean, for some the woods, for some feeling the sun on your face, others need to immerse in moonlight. Ultimately, we are all a part of the same story, the same picture and as the song says, “we’re all part of the trees and part of the seas and ready to start again…”

‘Four Winds’ is available for immediate Streaming and Download: https://blackmoresnight.lnk.to/FourWinds

The corresponding official lyric video will be released on Blackmore’s Night Official YouTube channel on January 29th, 2021.

Nature’s Light will become available on multiple formats and can be pre-ordered here:

That to Carole Kane for the information

16 Comments to “New Blackmore’s Night single released”:

  1. 1
    Blackwood Richmore says:

    Already downloaded the single a few days ago from YouTube… same old same old….
    It’s gentle & sweet, just more of the same…
    Yada, yada, yada. It’s okay.

  2. 2
    Uwe Hornung says:

    Dolphins and wolves … I love it how Candice intrepidly tackles the most contested social issues in the USA …


    But let’s be fair, this song is better than your usual BN fare, very Rainbow’ish in fact, you can imagine Dio singing great parts of the vocal melody in the same way and the central musical motif can easily be reimagined as a riff, the chord changes are very Blackmore too. It’s a tried and trusted recipe, but not banal.

    Unfortunately no solo though. And the electronic-sounding percussion and drum tracks that are all over the place grate. It amazes me how Blackmore who has played with great drummers like Paice and Powell for so long can bear a sound like that.

  3. 3
    WillemPurplefan says:

    Not bad at all. Good Ritchie indeed.
    But I’m looking forward to the vinyl isues of the early Blackmore’s Night albums (they are amazing) and the live album Past Time With Good Company to be released on vinyl, later this year.

  4. 4
    maurane says:

    je n’achèterai pas ce dernier album alors que j’ai tous les autres, pour la bonne et simple raison que cette musique n’à plus l’originalité et la qualité du début!!! Ritchie devrait arrêter car il n’à plus l’inspiration et ne peut plus jouer!! triste à dire mais c’est la réalité …

  5. 5
    Adel Faragalla says:

    Does anyone pay for this music?

  6. 6
    Uwe Hornung says:

    Adel @5: Yes, Ritchie does! Depending on the marital arrangements, Candice possibly too.

  7. 7
    Adel Faragalla says:

    Uwe @6
    Great answer plus the rest of the band members who has to buy their own copies to boost up the sales to double digits! 😂

  8. 8
    Rob says:

    If you like BN, you might want to check out Richard Thompson and Philip Picket, The Bones of All Men. With the rhythm section of Fairport, they re-interpret old music on new instruments. I have to say, I think it is vastly better than BN – see if you agree!

  9. 9
    Uwe Hornung says:

    Putting Richard Thompson/Fairport Convention in one basket with BN is like saying Sweet were a lot like Deep Purple (for the avoidance of doubt: I dug Sweet, but DP they weren’t).

    : – )

    Fairport Convention, Steeleye Span, Pentangle, Fotheringay, Magna Charta, Renaissance, Clannad, Runrig – all these great Brit folk (influence) rockers are in a different league to BN which is – and intends to be – a Disneyland version of folk. Ritchie, in his quest for commercial recognition, has taken out all edges and demands nothing from his listeners.

  10. 10
    Rob says:

    Yes, Uwe, you are absolutely right. I was trying to be polite! But I think of BN more as pseudo ‘old’ music, hence the Bones comparison. Sweet? Disneyland? Yes, valid comments, I’m afraid.

  11. 11
    Reverend Harry Longfallis says:

    Uwe #2 – Does EVERY new song have to “tackle the most contested social issues in the USA”? Give us a break! That’s what Jefferson Starship (or what’s left of them) is for… But your comments in #6 and #9 are right on

  12. 12
    al says:

    even by Balckmore’s night standarts is crap! Dear God please Ritchie hang it up.

  13. 13
    Uwe Hornung says:

    Reverend: Of course you’re right, not every band needs to be woke. With BN, the fairy tales, unicorns and maidens in distress in castles sometimes grate. I have nothing against dolphins (though I prefer sharks visually – if there is 10 cm thick aquarium glass between us that is!) or wolves (they are returning to Germany), long may Candice sing about them in moonlit nights and have her hubby strum along in imbibed merriment for all.

    No where is my Robin Hood outfit … – Gillan sure was prophetic with that one.

  14. 14
    Georgivs says:

    My friends, give Ritchie a break. He is acting in a true minstrel fashion. Minstrels had no idea of the artistic statement or stuff like that. Your typical English minstrel / German minnesinger / French trouver / Provencal troubadour would not play advanced songs to advanced audiences. He would travel from a castle to a town on the horseback with his lute and play whatever people would pay for, which is exactly what Ritchie does these days.

  15. 15
    Uwe Hornung says:

    I’m currently listening to Pentangle’s Finale live album from their 2008 farewell tour. That music is so intricate, subtle, yet heartfelt and lovingly done – it’s in another dimension to what BN do.

    And if Ritchie played in a setting of similar refined beauty und taste (and what wonders his playing could work there!), I swear I’d be wearing “front-row garb & tights” at every future BN gig … and of course yell “Hey!” whenever Mrs. Blackmore requires me to.

    I wish there was a bit more Jeff Beck in him. It’s perfectly ok to not ever play a note of DP or Rainbow again, but do something with your talent, challenge yourself!

  16. 16
    AndreA says:

    Another sleeping pill for the night..

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