This week’s album update is from Sharon: Hi everyone,
The time has come to promote our new born ‘Hydra’.
Last week and a half I went to Finland, spent two days in France, two days in Germany and one day in the Netherlands; for a second round of interviews in the Wisseloord studios and another day of international phoners. Next week it’s going to be two days in the UK and there are more international phoners coming up, sometimes through Skype as you can see on one of the picture below. Got blisters on my tongue of all the talking…
Robert’s been working on a new radio mix for the US, they want more guitars and here in the EU they’ll probably want a bit less guitar on the radio…lol. While we’ve finished the album, it’s not finished at all. There’ are always still so many things we need to do: radio-edits/phoners/photo sessions, videos, etcetera…
In January, we will have a heavy promotion schedule and we’ll be going to a lot of different EU countries to play at radio stations and we’ll also go to the US. We’re going to do promotion over there and we are planning another tour in the US for 2014.
I was really happy to get so much positive feedback from the interviewers and radio stations as they are the first feedback we get on our new stuff. There was one though, who surprised me the most. A few weeks back we had two days for members of the press to come over and hear the new album. It were metal/rock/ gothic /mainstream magazines and radio people. There was one guy, from a metal magazine, and he was really not liking the song ‘AND WE RUN’ with Xzibit and he was really clear and honest why he didn’t like it. It’s not easiest thing for us but ok, it was his opinion and we do understand why, it’s all about people having a different taste and that’s ok.
I saw him again last week, in Germany and he said,’ I have a confession to make; I’m really getting into the song now and it’s really one of my favourites’. I all most fell of my chair when he said it and than he added, ‘actually everyone at our magazine is loving it and it’s being played in the office a lot’. How cool is that? :-)
Robert is still working on the new stage set up for the upcoming tour and those who would like to get a peek, you’ll have to watch “join the beat”, it’s a cool Dutch TV program about music. They came to our studio and they filmed a lot including the stage set up in a early stage. It will be broadcasted this Monday on NED 3 (channel 3 Dutch television).
Ok that’s all for now!
Ciao, Sharon :-)
Tarja Turunen and Sharon den Adel (HQ version by Paul Harries)