Yucatan‘s song “Angharad” demands attention. It demands respect and awe and the ability to fully embrace the sounds that fill the room, or your headphones, as you crank that volume and let it seep into you. This one swells.
Though the lyrics — and most of the band’s social media — use Welsh to communicate meaning, there is no loss to those who don’t understand the language. The atmosphere of beautiful bells and soft melody flows into an all-encompassing wash of emotions. If you aren’t listening as you read this, press that play button right now. You’ll understand.
“Angharad” is the first single from the band’s second album, Uwch Gopa’r Mynydd, which translates to Above the Mountain Summit. The album will be released on June 1st, 2015. You can keep up with the group on their Facebook page and SoundCloud page for more information about the myriad of festival appearances they have lined up.