Norwegian singer Liv Kristine (LEAVES' EYES, ex-THEATRE OF TRAGEDY) is on her way to Sweden to film a video for the song "Skintight" with director Patric Ullaeus of Revolver Film Company, who has previously worked with DIMMU BORGIR, LACUNA COIL, IN FLAMES, SONIC SYNDICATE and KAMELOT, among many others.
"Skintight" is the title track of Liv's new solo album, which will be released via Napalm Records on the following dates:
Aug. 27 - Germany, Austria, Switzerland
Aug. 30 - Rest of Europe
Sep. 14 - USA, Canada
The "Skintight" digital-download single will be released worldwide on August 6.
"Skintight" track listing:
03. Train to Somewhere
04. Love in Grey
05. Emotional Catastrophes
06. Life Line
07. Boy at the Window
09. Versified Harmonies
10. The Rarest Flower
11. One Of Them (limited-edition digipack bonus track)
The CD was recorded at Mastersound Studio and the artwork (see below) was created by Stefan Heilemann.
Liv previously stated about the new LP, "My main aim is to release an album which goes directly under your skin, and into your hearts. Being authentic, but perhaps not flawless, is the philosophy I follow artistically. It is not necessary to tune and shape a singing voice when it comes from the heart, from deep within. This is why I chose the title 'Skintight'.
"Most recordings were done 'in one go,' i.e. record a complete song without breaks. Moreover, we've kept and paid attention to the natural processes which take place during singing, like breathing, movements of the lips, emotional expression and strength etc. All this makes the album authentic, real, and direct. The music is played with only a few, however, original instruments.
"[It is] a very down-to-earth album, and absolutely 'real,' like as if you were sitting next to me and I would sing a song to you.
"All songs have been written by Torsten Bauer, and myself. [Liv's husband] Alexander Krull [ATROCITY, LEAVES' EYES] produced the album.
"My lyrics tell about my childhood ('One of Them', 'Wonders'), and my observations of the fast, cold, superficial and grey society of the masses ('The Rarest Flower', 'Boy at the Window').
"'Skintight' is dedicated to the children of this world — our future. Children embody real, true and endless love; love towards nature, and love between human beings.
"This is an album which will open your hearts."
Kristine released her sophomore solo album, "Enter My Religion", in March 2006 via Roadrunner Records. The follow-up to 1998's "Deus ex Machina" was produced by Alexander Krull (ATROCITY, LEAVES' EYES) at Mastersound Studio in Stuttgart/Fellbach, Germany. The album artwork was handled by Meran Karanitant. A video for the track "Fake a Smile", taken from "Enter My Religion", can be viewed below. The clip was produced by AVA Studios (who has previously worked with SARAH CONNOR and JEANNETTE) and was directed by Alexander Diezinger.