Genealogy is all about building bridges between old and new — and not just in their music video for “Face the Shadow”. Last week the group went pop-folk with their new song “Menq enq Mer Sarery” (We Are Our Mountains), a cover of a popular Armenian folk song known around the world. You can have a listen below.
We are in love with the single, which Armenia’s Eurovision 2009 act Inga and Anush covered this song several years ago. The song starts off with traditional Armenian sounds Essaï hits us with his voice. Tamar joins in followed by soprano Mary-Jean, Mary Jean, Inga, Stephanie and Vahe. It’s funky, fresh and totally timeless. Love!
Armenia’s Genealogy interview
wiwiblogger William caught up with Genealogy after their second rehearsal, a few hours before the song was released. “‘Face the Shadow’ is mellow but powerful,” Stephanie says. “This one is a party song!”
Tamar sees it as a gift to her Armenian brothers and sisters. “It’s in Armenian,” she says. “The Armenian Diaspora knows this song and loves this song. It’s an ode to the diaspora.”
Image source: armhouse.eu