NIGHTWISH singer Anette Olzon is currently in Stockholm, Sweden creating songs for her upcoming solo album with Swedish producers Stefan Örn and Johan Glössner. She writes on her official blog, "Today we just did some first recordings on two more songs and its just so we can go home and listen and make changes in lyrics, etc. We also started working on two more ideas and I like the fact that we have done some different songs when it comes to tempo, etc. In the end, I want 10 or 11 songs and it's good if we have at least 15-16 to choose from when that day comes."
Olzon's forthcoming solo album will be co-produced by Swedish producer/songwriter Anders Bagge, who has previously worked with MADONNA, CELINE DION, JANET JACKSON and JESSICA SIMPSON, among others. He is also one of judges on the Swedish TV talent competition "Idol" and a producer of the TV series "Made in Sweden".
Olzon performed on August 13, 2009 with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra at a special concert in Stockholm, Sweden as part of the Stockholms Kulturfestival (Stockholm's Culture Festival). According to Anette, "The evening [was] in the theme of Sweden-Finland and it [was] called Suomi Safari. There [was] a big symphonic orchestra, choir and more soloists that have something to do with Finland."
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