ANETTE OLZON Finishes Writing New Song
Singer ANETTE OLZON
(ex-NIGHTWISH) checks in with the following songwriting update:
"I just finished writing my new song that I've been working on for
some weeks... This time I am doing the lyrics in Swedish and it was a
bit hard but also challenging to do that, and now I've just sent it to
my friend Fredrik Bergh to see how it will sound after the music is
added. Since I don't play instruments so well, I always need help with
recording. That, and Fredrik is fast and really good at what he does.
The way we work is that I sing the song and record it directly in to
Garage Band and set the tempo I want it to have. Then I write down the
lyrics and also add little comments to Fredrik (on) how I have thought
the song should be "built". Then I send the song to iTunes and email
lyrics and the song file to Fredrik and voila! - his magic can start
I love the technology of today, making it so easy to create music, even when we live far apart in the country!"
As reported earlier this week, Olzon will guest on the upcoming
self-tiled debut album from SAPPHIRE EYES
– featuring ALYSON AVENUE
and lead singer Thomas Bursell, to be released on November
30th via Avenue Of Allies.Niclas
who recorded the vocals for seven album tracks,
are joined by two other male Swedish singers Mikael Erlandsson
AUTUMN'S DREAM, SALUTE) who sings lead vocals on two songs and Mike
Andersson (CLOUDSCAPE) who handles the vocal duties on one track. Anette
Arabella Vitanc recorded backing vocals for two songs each.
Guitar contributions on Sapphire Eyes come from Sven Larsson
TALK, LIONVILLE), Rik Priem
(FROZEN RAIN), Emil Knabe and Christopher
. Mikey K Nilsson
(NASTY IDOLS) also performs guitars and Göran
does the bass.
The recording line-up is completed by bassists Thomas Löyskä and
Mats Ståhl as well as Francesco Jovino
(U.D.O., HARDLINE) on drums.
The album was produced by Niclas Olsson.
It was mixed and mastered
by Anders “Theo”
Theander at RoastingHouse Studios Studio 1, Malmö,
Sweden. All drums were recorded by Alessandro Del Vecchio at Ivorytears
Music Works, Somma Lombardo, Italy. Executive producer was Gregor Klee.
Artwork for the album is below: