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‘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
It’s here! Today we know the name, date of release and front cover of Tarja’s new album!
“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”
“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.
Some lyrics from the album
I’ve circled the mountains,
across the nights.
Over the land that I have seen
where the wind swept my heart clean.
Washed the pain,
time in vain
thinking of tomorrow.
Dust of shame
no more rain
brush away my sorrow.
There’s a road for everyone
Cos every heart’s the same
To forgive what you have done
A silent wish for change
I’ve been tasting the salt
Couldn’t stand all the rats on board
I walked down the plank as the curtains fell down
Scared to loose the fight
with what’s in me.
Found another side,
the darkest thoughts,
the deepest sea
where sun and moon arise.
Inside of me
Doors will stay open
A thousand lives to live
Waiting like universes do without an end
Just a canvas in the sky,
perfect sunset long denied.
Birds that cease their wanderlust fall.
More info: Tarja-theshadowself.com