Jethro Tull have shared the second single from the band’s upcoming album RökFlöte.
“The Navigators” follows “Ginnungagap,” the first song that the British rock band shared earlier.
Providing more insight into the album title selection, Jethro Tull frontman Ian Anderson said, “I started with the idea of a predominantly instrumental album for rock flute – as in rock music. When the subject material of the album presented itself, I was drawn to the term Ragnarok from Norse mythology – their version of apocalyptic end times or Biblical Armageddon. The ‘final showdown’ scenario is ubiquitous and inherent in Hinduism, Christianity and Islam, for example.”
“Ragnarok translates as ‘destiny of the Gods,’ the ‘rok’ part meaning destiny, course, direction. With umlaut firmly in place, courtesy of the Germanic origins of Old Norse, Flute became ‘flote’ in keeping with the spelling. With me so far? I just can’t miss the glorious opportunity for a good and legitimate umlaut,” he added.
Jethro Tull’s 23rd studio album, RökFlöte is set for release on April 21 via InsideOutMusic. The 12-track record is based on the characters and roles of some of the principle gods of the old Norse paganism, and at the same time exploring the ‘RokFlote’ – rock flute – which Jethro Tull has made iconic.
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