Celtic Vocalist LEAH Launches Crowdfunding Campaign for Upcoming "Ancient Winter" Album
Symphonic/Celtic vocalist LEAH - described affectionately by her fans as "the metal Enya" - has launched a crowdfunding campaign for her upcoming winter-themed album, Ancient Winter. A variety of bundle packages are available for per-order directly at AncientWinter.com.
Ancient Winter features eight tracks - five of which are originals and three traditional century medieval songs that LEAH puts her own unique touch on.
With the help of a generous and dedicated fanbase, LEAH has been able to crowdsource and fund three of her five recordings without the assistance of a record label. These effective crowdfunding campaigns have also afforded LEAH the opportunity to bring in top-notch talent to play alongside her beautiful vocals. A diverse cast of musicians - including Troy Donockley (Nightwish), Anna Murphy (Cellar Darling), Shir-Ran Yinon (Eluveitie), Oliver Philipps (Everon, Phantasma) and renowned string musician - join LEAH on Ancient Winter, adding an international flavor to the album.
LEAH's first four albums, Of Earth and Angels (2012), Otherworld (2013), Kings & Queens (2015), and The Quest (2018) are a rapturous blend of a symphonic metal style carefully spiced with Celtic, folk and fantasy. Her emotive vocals are often compared to Loreena McKennitt, Tori Amos and Sarah McLachlan.
Ancient Winter, however, offers a slight departure from symphonic metal into a more atmospheric, ethereal sound. It is a more earthy sounding album filled with new instrumentation such as fiddles and uilleann pipes which give it a beautiful harmony of middle eastern feeling and Celtic folk and fantasy.
Ancient Winter represents a new approach to holiday music as it celebrates winter themes in a way that is sure to give it a wider appeal. This is not simply a "Christmas album" but rather an emotional journey into transcendent ideals that will inspire any listener from anywhere. Visit www.ancient.com for a preview of the album.