Saturday, April 20, 2013

The Vikings

The History Channel

The wife and I have been watching The Vikings on The History Channel.  The show is a historical fiction based on the stories surrounding Ragnar Lodbrok in the Norse Sagas.  Onetime King of Denmark and most of Sweden, he was the scourge of Britain and France from about 845 until his death around 860.  His sons avenging his death was the impetus of the "Great Heathen Army" invasion of Britain around 865.  

The Viking

I found the theme song of the show intriguing and started doing a little research.  The song is "If I had a Heart" by Fever Ray,  Fever Ray turns out to be Karin Dreijer Andersson  lead singer of the Swedish duo "The Knife", with her brother Olof Dreijer.  Fever Ray was her debut solo album. Here is another song from that album,  Keep the Streets Empty for Me:

If her voice sounds somewhat familiar, she also did the song "The Wolf" in the 2011 movie Little Red Riding Hood.


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