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Nad Sylvan releases video for new single The Stolen Child

Nad Sylvan
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Steve Hackett vocalist Nad Sylvan has released a video for his brand new single The Stolen Child. The new song, inspired by the poet W.B. Yeats (as is the whole of the new album), is the first track to be taken from Sylvan's upcoming album Spritus Mundi, which will be released through InsideOut Music on April 9.

The Stolen Child is one of W B Yeats’ most popular early poems first published in Irish Monthly in 1896,"says Sylvan. "Like much of his early work, it is based on the myths and legends he heard from local people while growing up in County Sligo. I feel this song is a very captivating take on the lyrical content and will place you in a colourful dreamy landscape which will take you back to your own gullible childhood. Let the fairies come and get you.”

After concluding his Vampirate trilogy of releases, Sylvan has changed course on his upcoming fourth album by converting poems of WB Yeats into music.

Sylvan has previously released videos for You've Got To Find A Way and The Fisherman.

Pre-order Spiritus Mundi.

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, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.