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[Creative] Enya and World-Building

Interestingly, singer Enya and her lyricist Roma Ryan have constructed a new language, along with a world/culture to go along with it, and three of the songs on her new album (including the one I'm listening to) are in this 'Loxian' language.

They were evidently inspired by having done songs in Sindarin for the Lord of the Rings movies. When making 'The River Sings,' they couldn't find a language that captured the 'feel' they wanted for the song... and so sat down and came up with a language, world and culture and re-wrote the song in that language and context.

Interesting, to say the least.
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However, if they wanted to be taken seriously, they probably should've avoided naming it after something you put on a bagel.

Just a suggestion. :)
Enya is a fantastically creative person. I'm rather curious about this album, now.

(I can live without the Loxian world and people, although I am theorizing it's supposed to be pronounded "Lo-shun"... but I like the fact that they're using homemade languages on songs. Works a lot like the Cirque de Soleil music, which is also in a faux language... and I like that stuff, too.)
There's a band, Sigur Ros, my brother likes who write all their songs in a language that they made up. I don't think they made up a world and culture though.

It's a novel approach to deciding the lyrics don't flow right. :)
It isn't enough that she sings in Gaelic, English, Latin, and Spanish. She has to make one up, too? ;)