Former THE 3RD AND THE MORTAL "goddess of beauty" Kari Rueslåtten has inked a deal with Despotz Records & Music. Due on September 10, her new single will be a new version of the THE 3RD AND THE MORTAL song "Why So Lonely" from the band's "Tears Laid In Earth" album (1994), featuring a guest appearance by NIGHTWISH mastermind Tuomas Holopainen on piano and keyboards. A new full-length album will be recorded this fall for a tentative January 2014 release.Rueslåtten recently filmed a video for her new version of "Why So Lonely". Several photos from the video shoot can be seen below. Rueslåtten in 2005 her solo debut, "Spindelsinn" (originally issued in 1997 via Sony Music Norway), re-released through GMR Music Group's Peach Music label. The CD was re-mastered and featured two bonus live tracks. Rueslåtten's fourth solo album, "Other People's Stories", was released in 2005 via GMR/Peach Music. The follow-up to 2002's "Pilot" was previously described as "filled with [Kari's] best songs to date as well as wonderfully produced." A live video was shot for the album's title track. The original THE 3RD AND THE MORTAL version of "Why So Lonely" can be streamed in the YouTube clip below.