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Timeline

  • Jan 2017

    Release TAINTED

    2016 07 03 12.57.56The upcoming album TAINTED is a Song Cycle inspired by the classical tale of Faust, as portrayed by Johan Wolfgang von Goethe and musically interperated by Franz Schubert.

  • Jan 2014

    Out of Spaces

    With «Out of Spaces» When Mary is turning darker and more electronic.
    The song will appear as a new mix on the upcoming album TAINTED.

  • Nov 2013

    Video 7summers7winters (remix)

    MVI_1178.MOV.Still001An all electronic remix and video of the title track from the first album. The song is honouring the 91 women and men convicted of sorcery and burned at the stake in northern Norway during the 17th century

  • Jan 2013

    7summer 7winters

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    .. Rarely has a collection provided such a perfect showcase for a singer. In addition to her pure but still sensuous delivery, Trude Eidtang somehow manages to incorporate the ambiance of Enya and the resigned melancholy of Björk.

                                                                             


    The debut album 7SUMMERS7WINTERS  is an eclectic album coming together over a period of 4 years and through multi collaborations.
    The title track 7SUMMERS7WINTERS is a hymn honouring the 91 women and men convicted of sorcery and burned at the stake in northern Norway during the 17th century

  • Oct 2012

    Video "Annie`s Song" (from the other side)

    Annies still 04A video of the When Mary cover of John Denver`s «Annie`s Song». In this version the original bright and happy love song from Denver to his wife is turned into an all minor chords song by a deceased Annie…

  • Aug 2011

    Video Soulless Soulmates

    flavicon 80When Mary`s first live concert.
    A curious video of the opening, «Soulless Soulmates«.

  • Biography

    jd1… Just like Peter Gabriel when he left Genesis, she delivers something unexpected under the name When Mary…

    In 2013, Trude Eidtang, former vocalist of the renowned Norwegian art rock band White Willow, released the first album from her project WHEN MARY. «7summers7winters» received great reviews both within Norway, across Europe and in the US. The release was followed by 2 years of extensive touring, and various collaborations with diverse visual and conceptual artists.
    In 2017 When Mary will be releasing their second album, TAINTED.

    Musically WHEN MARY mixes art pop and trip hop with elements of symphonic rock, and find inspiration in conceptual artists like Kate Bush, Björk, Peter Gabriel and Laurie Anderson.

    Trude Eidtang writes lyrics and music, arranging and producing with Christian Paulsen (guitars, programming, engineering), her main collaborator since the early beginnigs. The last years keyboardist Vidar Uthaug as also been a permanent member of the band.

    Thematically When Mary has been commenting on issues like predjudice, injustice, deception and death.
    The band cultivates a fascination for the disturbing, the unseen and the morbide.

    7summers7winters (2013)
    The debut album 7SUMMERS7WINTERS  was an eclectic album coming together over a period of 4 years and through multi collaborations, among others Wendy Mcneill , Rhys Marsh and the Norwegian folk musician Silje Hegg.
    “7summers7winters” received great reviews both within Norway, across Europe and in the US.
    The title track is a hymn honouring the 91 women and men convicted of sorcery and burned at the stake in northern Norway during the 17th century

    TAINTED (2017)
    The upcoming album TAINTED is a conceptual album heavily inspired by the classical tale if Faust as portrayed by Goethe in the 1800s. The album is exploring how  the archetypical characters of Faust can reflect upon highly relevant political issues and moral choices of today.

    Musically the album draws inspiration from the Franz Schuberts lied «Gretchen am Spinnerade» in wich he portrayes the dilemma of one of the main characters.

    Gretchen – Yet another MARY


    Lyrics
    7SUMMERS7WINTERS
    (Eidtang)

    In remembrance of the 91 women and men convicted of sorcery and burned at the stake in Eastern Finnmark in the 17th century.
    Inspired by Steilneset memorial site, Vardø

    Lisebet: Calm the sea and fill the bucket.
    Berigette: Float the boat, whats in your pocket?
    Rasti: Wash the pelts, caress the sails.
    Dorette: Puff the pipe and breathe through water.
    Bodelle: Bless the water, raven`s daughter.
    Quiwe: Speak your wisdom, beat the rune drum.
    Elsebe: Tie three nots for faith and fortune.
    Baarne: Bail at midnight, burn at high noon.
     
    7summers7winters in a day

    Be with me, remember me, breathe with me, relentlessly.

    EVERLASTING COLOURS
    (Eidtang)

    Well, I waited much too long, I never saw it coming.
    Warning bells went off, I just couldn´t hear the ringing.
    I want so bad for it to last, I dress it up in everlasting colors
    Refuse to fail, behind a vail of everlasting colors.

    If I had the words, would I dare to speak &
    if I knew your thoughts, could I reinvent them?

    And when I try to remember, I´m stepping into an ancient role.
    Will I ever surrender to the buried secrets, or still be on the go.

    And then I am alone, no now and ever after.
    Still I´m hearing clear and strong these shattering sounds of laughter.
    I want so bad what´s in the past, I dress it up in everlasting colors.
    Give in to me, wrap your insanity in everlasting colors.


    WAITING ON THE WORLD
    (Eidtang)

    I`m waiting on the world, Been such a lonely girl.
    Beware the station guard about to send your heart.
    Away…
    I`m taking on the world, I wanna see it swirl.
    From this moment on the exit lights are gone.
    Today…

    I´m waiting on the world

    1 2 3 4 5 6… I want to…


    ARE YOU REALLY SLEEPING?
    (Eidtang)

    I know you, know you, you use to, you sleep through, sleep through, you do
    The days, days there seem to, to be, be no end to.
    And all the times that you waited, you always called me home.       
    And all the things that you gave me, every story that you told.
    I was injected, immediately affected. I told you, ”Please”, I cannot survive this.

    And now your gonna go` n lay all this on me.
    There`s things in side your mind I just don`t wanna see.
    How I wish you would just let me be.

    Its never, never the same and, there´s no one no one to blame and,
    was I, was I mistaken, words lost, decisions taken.
    And all the times that you waited, every story that you told.
    and all the times that you folded, burning fever, freezing cold.

    Are you really sleeping? I cant tell if you`re breathing.
    I close my eyes. I know the blame is all mine.  

    You shiver, shiver inside and, it seems you`ve been left behind again.
    Beware of the shadows talking, the footsteps behind you walking.
    And so I wonder, split open, tore asunder
    Did you see me break?

    SOULLESS SOULMATES
    (Eidtang)

    All my bones are broken. Just clusters of a fear that`s clinging on
    to the shreds of being I am left with now that you`re all gone.
    All the signs and tokens of a love that`s never meant to be. You never were outspoken
    and even now you`re hiding -`seems to me.

    The enigma is you, not easy to look through your game of hide and seek.
    I never know who`s fault it is, or why you make me feel like this.

    What a soulless soulmate

    Something new awakened, now that all was safely tucked away.
    Bended, but not broken, but still in doubt about me – or so you say.

    The enigma is you, not easy to look through your game of hide and seek.
    I never know who is to blame, or how to shake this sense of shame.

    Such a soulless soulmate