Chapter two: Drivved / by Sergio Díaz De Rojas

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Drivved was the first song that I wrote for this album, and it has been with me for a long time. I’ve been inspired by a creature in Swedish mythology called the “Havsrå”, a guardian of the ocean who appears as a beautiful woman near the shore, luring men into the water to drown them. The song tells the story from the perspective of a young boy, who can’t resist but to follow her although warned by fathers in generation of the dangerous, seducing power of this creature (I also kind of enjoy the flipped gender perspective, that instead of mothers warning their daughters it’s the fathers warning their sons not to talk to strangers). As foretold, the young sailor is drowned by the Havsrå, and his body ends up floating like driftwood (“drivved”) out on the ocean.