IN THIS MOMENT frontwoman Maria Brink performed her first-ever solo piano lounge set on this year's ShipRocked, which set sail February 1-February 6, 2020 onboard Carnival Valor, departing from New Orleans, Louisiana with stops in Key West, Florida and Cozumel on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. Brink's appearance included renditions of songs by RADIOHEAD, Billie Eilish and IN THIS MOMENT and saw the singer performing without the backing of any other musicians.
When Maria's solo performance on ShipRocked was first announced last August, she said in a statement: "I am so excited to be doing ShipRocked this year. And not only doing it again, but doing it by myself this year, I think, is going to bring something so unique and special, and a different side of me that no one has ever seen before. I can't wait to see everybody again and have everyone experience this with me."
Back in 2017, Brink spoke for the first time about the possibility of making a solo album, telling Metal Hammer: "I'm starting to slowly write. No hard plans. I'm not exactly sure when I'm gonna do it, but it'll be more of the obscure, intimate, quiet side of me. Probably the only drums in it would be tribal drums and probably no distorted guitars. Just the softer side of me. That's who I am. Chris [Howorth, IN THIS MOMENT guitarist] would not want to do an obscure, artistic, dreamscaping album. That's not who he is."
Brink added that she would probably scale back the theatrics, saying, "It would be just me and a piano and one dress and candles all over the whole stage."
Maria went on to say that she wasn't frightened by the idea of performing without a full band backing her. "It sounds amazing," she said. "I love change. I'm a Sagittarius and I love adventure and new beginnings. New experiences because it makes me feel like I'm living. When I play piano by myself and sing, something really special happens. I connect to something that I love. My favorite moment in our IN THIS MOMENT set is when I go out by myself to play a song on the piano. That would be me being able to do that for a whole intimate set, and I think it would fill my soul."
IN THIS MOMENT's new album, "Mother", will be released on March 27 via Atlantic. The disc, which was once again recorded at The Hideout Recording Studio in Las Vegas, Nevada with producer Kevin Churko, features guest appearances by Lzzy Hale (HALESTORM), Taylor Momsen (THE PRETTY RECKLESS) and Joe Cotella (DED).
IN THIS MOMENT recently announced a spring 2020 headlining tour, dubbed "The In-Between Tour". Support on the trek will come from BLACK VEIL BRIDES, DED and RAVEN BLACK.
Originally formed by Brink and Howorth in 2005, IN THIS MOMENT released its debut album, "Beautiful Tragedy", in 2007. Their 2014 album "Black Widow" landed at No. 8 on the Billboard 200 and No. 3 on the Hard Rock Albums chart.