In celebration of her forthcoming debut solo outing, Shine, former Nightwish frontwoman, ANETTE OLZON, is pleased to unveil the official video for the track "Lies."
Directed by Patrick Ullaeus (Within Temptation, Lacuna Coil, In Flames, Sonata Arctica), the striking visuals perfectly complement the enormous range of OLZON's velvety vocal serenades. "'Lies' is actually a divorce song," OLZON elaborates, "When I entered Nightwish, my [now] ex-husband wanted to divorce me. So in the middle of becoming a big singer in a big band and having my dreams fulfilled, I also had to go through a very hard divorce with a little son. I think I needed to write a song about that." However, a song like that can work on different levels, she agrees. "That thing with Nightwish was also like a divorce, a really hard divorce. It's always like that when people separate and go in different directions with hurt feelings."
Best known for her time fronting symphonic metal brigade, Nightwish, for five years before fleeing the band in 2012, the Swedish born songstress has established herself as a true apex among female rock singers globally and will continue the trend with Shine. Produced by Stefan Örn and Johan Glössner, co-produced by OLZON alongside Johan Kronlund and mixed by Kronlund, Nicklas Flykt and Ronny Lahti (known for his work with Loreen and Roxette), Shine is a logical next step in OLZON's flourishing musical journey, crossing the borders between melancholy and hope; fragility and power.
Shine Track Listing:
1. Like A Show Inside My Head
6. Hear Me
8. Moving Away
9. One Million Faces
10. Watching Me From Afar
Shine will be released in North America via Armoury Records, in conjunction with earMusic, on April 8, 2014.