Dikajee releases evocative video for Forest

(Image credit: Dikajee)

Former Russian-based musician Dikajee has released an evocative new video for Forest, which you can watch below.

The song is taken from Dikajee's forthcoming  debut album Forget~Me~Nots which will be self-released on August 13. You can view the new album artwork and tracklisting below.

"Forest is an opening song for a reason," explains Dikajee. "It introduces us to a subject of an album which is a harbouring of inner conflict between seeking solitude and freedom from society pressure; its rhythms and stereotypes, and fear of oblivion at the same time. You can also call it a wish for appreciation which immediately betrays a somewhat human nature.

"Discovering that no matter how much we want to escape from reality and society, from ourselves, humans are social and there is no other way but to embrace that fact and find the beauty in it and in things the way they are."

Dikajee was voted fifth best new/unsgined act in last year's Prog Magazine Readers' Poll. Forget~Me~Nots features a raft of guest appearances including Faun’s Fiona Rüggeberg (bagpipes), Klone’s Guillaume Bernard (guitars), Erik Truffaz's Artis Orubs (drums) and Amber Foil’s João Filipe (guitars) among others.

Pre-order Forget~Me~Nots.


(Image credit: Dikajee)

Dikajee: Forget~Me~Nots
1: Forest
2: Lily Of The Valley  (João Filipe (Amber Foil))
3: Millions Of Flashes
4: River Rite
5: Dead Garden (feat. Guillaume Bernard (Klone))
6: Misery      
7: Scriptwriter
8: Glorious Beautiful Magical
9: Gloomy Flowers Blooming (feat. Fiona Rüggeberg (Faun, Tvinna))
10: Something Mystique (feat. Andreas Ulvo)

Jerry Ewing

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock.