Ex-Nightwish frontwoman Tarja Turunen has announced that her eighth solo album (seventh, if you exclude the atrocious Christmas album of 2017), In the Raw, will be released on 30 August under earMUSIC.
Last week, In the Raw‘s first single, ‘Dead Promises’, was released to tease the new album. Containing Tarja’s usual epic operatic choirs and a big, beefy rhythm guitar, it makes for a straightforward, catchy metal tune. The album version of ‘Dead Promises’ will feature Björn “Speed” Strid (Soilwork) on vocals. Why Tarja decided to make two versions of the song, I will never know. Anyway, give it a listen below.
The idea behind In the Raw is to display more raw, naked emotion than has ever before been heard in Tarja’s music. Judging by this single alone, that’s a hefty fucking statement, but I suppose we’ll see just how true it is come August.
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