Former NIGHTWISH singer Anette Olzon was interviewed on the latest edition of "Rich Davenport's Rock Show". You can now listen to the chat using the Mixcloud widget below. (Note: The Olzon interview begins around the 37-minute mark.)
"Shine", the debut solo album from Anette Olzon, will be released via earMUSIC, the Hamburg, Germany-based international rock label which is part of Edel Group, on the following dates:
Germany: March 28
France: March 31
Italy: April 1
Benelux: March 31
Poland: March 31
Czech Republic: March 31
Sweden: March 26
Finland: March 28
Norway: March 31
Denmark: March 31
Russia: March 28
Spain: March 28
UK: March 31
USA: April 8
"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 She has since been replaced by former AFTER FOREVER and current REVAMP singer Floor Jansen.