Jethro Tull releases new song “The Navigators”
Jethro Tull released “The Navigators”, another single from their upcoming studio album “Rökflöte” that will be out next April 21. The record will have 12 tracks is based on the characters and roles of some of the principle gods of the old Norse paganism.
The lyrics for this song explore the Norse god Njord, who was the god of wealth, fertility, the sea and seafaring.
The official video of the track was created by Christian Rios and Ray of Light Films.
Hear the new Jethro Tull song “The Navigators”
“Feet fixed firm on windswept headland
Far above the raging sea
Lord of all the stormy deeps,
The wealth of ages at his knee”
“Protects and nurtures navigators,
Raiders bold who loot and plunder,
Giving strength to hold at bay
The tallest wave, the savage thunder.”
“Then, to bring them home again,
Safe to revel in their fame
With tales of valour, harsh and virile,
Treasures taken in Gods’ names.”
“Crab pots stacked, fat diesel straining
At the white and foam-flecked wave.
Echo sounding, seaman rounding
Dark mull skirts a watery grave”
“Which calls to lure brave navigators
Who venture far from harbour home,
Burning with that lust of feisty
Fisher-folk who live to roam.”
- The Feathered Consort
- Hammer On Hammer
- Wolf Unchained
- The Perfect One
- Trickster (And The Mistletoe)
- The Navigators
- Guardian’s Watch
The band is currently formed by Ian Anderson (Vocals, flute, guitar and more), David Goodier (Bass), John O’Hara (Keyboards), Scott Hammond (Drums) and Joe Parrish (Guitar).
Jethro Tull was formed in 1967 in Luton, Bedfordshire, England and “Rökflöte” is their 23rd album. In 2022 the band had released “The Zealot Gene”, their first one in two decades. In over five decades the band had sold an estimated amount of more than 60 million records worldwide. That makes them one of the most successful Progressive Rock bands of all time.
Nowadays, Ian Anderson is the band’s only original member.