Former NIGHTWISH singer Anette Olzon has announced the lineup of her touring band. It is as follows:
Patrik Borgkvist - Drums
Mikael Mikey Nilsson - Guitar
Johan Husgafvel - Bass
Rickard Bonde Trumeel - Keyboards, Acoustic Guitar
Olzon play on June 6 at the Kivenlähti festival in Espoo, Finland and on July 5 at the Toranda festival in Torneå, Finland.
"Shine", the debut solo album from Anette Olzon, was released last month via earMUSIC, the Hamburg, Germany-based international rock label which is part of Edel Group.
"Shine" track listing:
01. Like A Show
06. Hear Me
08. Moving Away
09. One Million Faces
10. Watching Me From Afar
The "Lies" can be seen below. The clip was directed by Patric Ullaeus of Revolver Film Company (DIMMU BORGIR, LACUNA COIL, IN FLAMES, SONIC SYNDICATE, KAMELOT).
"Shine", which was co-produced by Anette Olzon and Johan Kronlund, is a collaboration with some of the most successful teams in rock and pop in Scandinavia: Stefan Örn (songwriter and producer of the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest-winning track "Running Scared") and Johan Glössner. The album was mixed by Kronlund, Nicklas Flykt and Ronny Lahti (known for his work with Loreen and Roxette).
The official lyric video for the song "Falling" can be seen below.
"I am so thrilled to finally release my first solo album," says Olzon. "I've been working on it for a long time by now...
"The album is very personal with songs I have started writing already in 2009 but also very recent songs.
"The overall message of the album is that life can be really dark and filled with hardship and sadness, but you can always choose to see some light coming through, to make you stronger and full of life — making you SHINE… no matter what."
Regarding the CD's musical direction, Anette said: "In the end, it is a rock album. Well, a pop rock album, maybe, or would you call it pop metal?"
Olzon was fired from NIGHTWISH in September 2012 in the middle of the band's North American tour. She has since been replaced by former AFTER FOREVER and current REVAMP singer Floor Jansen.