The Wilde Flowers

Album: Sorceress (2016)

Songfacts®:

  • This was the first song that frontman Mikael Akerfeldt wrote for the Sorceress album. He explained the track to Metal Hammer: "It's kind of an Opeth standard, in a way, like from the last two albums. It's very dynamic. It has a chorus, I guess. Then there's a big Queen-sounding bit in the middle just before this massive solo… oh, and harps! They're hidden in the mix but they're there. The title comes from the band Caravan – they were originally called Wilde Flowers. I always liked those weird spellings."

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