TARJA ANNOUNCES THE RELEASE OF 'THE BRIGHEST VOID' - THE PREQUEL AND REVEALS COVER ARTWORK AND TRACKLIST. OVER 50 MINUTES OF NEW MUSIC! OUT ON JUNE 3rd, 2016
NEWS / While waiting for August 5th and the release of Tarja's new album 'The Shadow Self', the queen of heavy rock has yet another surprise for her fans: Tarja and earMUSIC proudly announce the release of the new album's prequel 'The Brightest Void'. With over 50 minutes of new music, the extra album will sweeten the wait until August!
Surprise, surprise! I genuinely hope that 'The Brighest Void' is a pleasant surprise to each and every one of you. During the long process of recording the songs for my new studio album 'The Shadow Self', I realised that there were so many tracks, too many too dear to me, for just one album. So this time I decided to keep nothing for myself and to share all my favourite new songs with you, the fans, who have shown such passionate and constant support.
'The Brighest Void' gives more than a first taste of 'The Shadow Self'; it is a full album filled with 9 songs! I am sure that everyone will immediately discover how much 'The Brighest Void' and 'The Shadow Self' are entwined with each other but, at the same time, are two independent records which stand on their own. I hope the release of the prequel sweetens the wait until August and that you will like the songs as much as I do. I will present songs from both albums already in summer festivals and in my headliner tour later this year.
As always, keep your eyes open. There might be further surprises down the road.
'The Brightest Void' will be released on June 3rd, 2016 on earMUSIC as 1CD Digipak, 1LP+Download Code and Digital. The specially priced prequel to Tarja's upcoming studio album 'The Shadow Self' will be available for physical and digital pre-order starting on April 8th, 2016.
'The Brighest Void' features not one but three incredible guest artists: fellow Finnish star Michael Monroe, icon of the glam rock scene and former front man of inspiring band Hanoi Rocks; Chad Smith (who doesn't need any further introduction) and a new mix of Within Temptation's collaboration Paradise (What about us) carried out with Tarja and world renowned sound engineer and producer Tim Palmer. The prequel presents Tarja's new single 'No Bitter End' as the album opener and furthermore shakes you with an incredible cover of Sir Paul McCartney's overlooked gem 'House Of Wax' and adds a new twist to Dame Shirley Basseys' James Bond main theme hit 'Goldfinger'.
Tracklist 'The Brightest Void'
1. No Bitter End -Video Clip Version-
2. Your Heaven And Your Hell -with Michael Monroe-
3. Eagle Eye -with Chad Smith on drums-
4. An Empty Dream
5. Witch Hunt
7. House of Wax
9. Paradise (What About Us) -New Mix of the collaboration with Within Temptation and Tarja-
TARJA SURPRISES FANS AND ANNOUNCES RELEASE AND COVER ARTWORK OF NEW STUDIO ALBUM “THE SHADOW SELF” - OUT ON AUGUST 5th, 2016 VIA V2 RECORDS BENELUX
NEWS / earMUSIC and Tarja are very proud to announce the release of her new heavy rock album “The Shadow Self”. Over the last couple of weeks, the most successful Finnish solo artist has been teasing her fans on various occasions, revealing bits and pieces of the new studio album. Finally, the highly anticipated news and the cover artwork are officially revealed: “The Shadow Self” will be released on August 5th, 2016 on earMUSIC.
“I am very excited to finally be able to share the first details of my new heavy rock album with all of you,” says Tarja. “‘The Shadow Self’ is full of songs that are very dear to me. I cannot wait for you to hear the record that I believe is one of my heaviest albums to date. Keep your eyes open as there will be many surprises along the way to the album release on August 5th. I really mean it. Surprises will follow very soon”
With the release of her fourth rock album, the versatile singer is following up on the success of the multi-platinum and gold awarded previous records “My Winter Storm” (2007), “What Lies Beneath” (2010) and her most recent album “Colours In The Dark” (2013) which charted all over the globe including 4 Top 10 entries.
“The Shadow Self” is now available for pre-order in various formats, including CD Standard, Special Edition CD+DVD. The Digital pre-order is going to start on March 15th at 00:00am.
Tarja will perform songs from her upcoming album for the first time on festival dates this summer. All dates can be found on Tarja’s official webpage: