With the first single, "United", already providing a hint of the musical direction their new album, "Looking For You", is headed, AMBERIAN DAWN's new version of ABBA's hit track "Lay All Your Love On Me" leaves nothing left to be questioned. This song is the perfect statement and sound honoring the Swedish pop giants.
Following in the footsteps of ABBA, Tuomas Seppälä recorded most of the keyboard parts directly in Benny Andersson's legendary studio on the original equipment that ABBA used to create their worldwide hits! This popular sound is spiced up with exciting keyboard and guitar details. "Capri" Päivi Selo's outstanding, emotional voice and the riff-driven AMBERIAN DAWN attitude create a powerful rejuvenation of ABBA's all-time pop classic "Lay All Your Love On Me" — pushing it to the next level.
Tuomas states: "This song is one of my ABBA favorites. I really like the sound and feeling of it. Before recording this song with my band, I hadn't ever done a cover version of any song. There's so many good bands out there I've loved during all these years so it was hard to choose just one song for covering. But since my musical taste has been a little bit 'lighter' lately, I decided to choose an ABBA song. It was even more obvious to me to choose this song after I got a chance to visit and record at Benny Andersson's studio in Stockholm."
"Looking For You" will be released on January 31, 2020 and enter a new, but still familiar-sounding, musical universe, mixing the best of both worlds into a new genre: "ABBA metal." The new album is packed with well-polished and immaculate songwriting full of catchy melodies and epic keyboard parts that immediately send shivers down your spine.
Since the band's music changed from power metal to symphonic metal over the last years, AMBERIAN DAWN is now navigating into yet another new style, which is even more melodic, keyboard-driven and influenced by the Swedish band ABBA. Therefore, they've been working closely with award-winning Finnish artist Kebu for over a month, to create the ingenious keyboard sound that can be heard on the recording.
AMBERIAN DAWN is:
Vocals: "Capri" Päivi Selo
Guitar: Emil Pohjalainen
Bass: Jukka Hoffren
Drums: Joonas Pykälä-aho
Keyboards: Tuomas Seppälä