Yr Ods is an ambitious Welsh language group, whose work has a universal appeal.
Take the new project 'laith y Nefoedd'. It's a multi-medium, Welsh-language concept album, conceived and worked out alongside award-winning Welsh author Llwyd Owen.
Part dystopian narrative and part celebrate of Welsh, it's title - Language of Heaven - comes from an old Welsh phrase, namely that Welsh is the language of heaven.
The plot follows failed sci-fi writer T Lloyd Lewis, a borderline alcoholic anti-hero who traverses post-Brexit Britain and a nuclear holocaust in an attempt to reach heaven.
'laith y Nefoedd' lands on November 24th, with Clash able to share new Welsh language wonder 'Tu Hwnt I'r Muriau'.
Griff Lynch (frontman) explains:
"‘Tu hwnt i’r Muriau’ is a song about brainwashing people to think just like you, and to come and live your life with you. It’s kind of a montage vibe of someone going around the country preaching and gaining a following.”
We're able to bring you the full video, one that opens up another strand of the project. Griff continues:
"The book and record revolves around a Cult based in Wales, and is set in two different timelines. So for the artwork and music video the band, working with artist Tom Winfield, has come up with a third timeline (that doesn’t exist in the actual story), further on in the future long after the Cult has vanished…"
Tune in now.
Photo Credit: Carys Huws
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