Today Metal Injection unveils the latest video from Finnish songstress/former Nightwish soprano, TARJA. Shot in Tigre near Buenos Aires, Argentina by Florian Kaltenbach, who also directed the video for “Victim Of Ritual,” “500 Letters” is a new landmark in TARJA‘s video clips collection.
The tune comes by way of TARJA‘s latest full-length, Colours In The Dark. Released earlier this year, the record charted in twelve countries with four top ten entries. For the first time in TARJA‘s history, the singer herself is the main character in the video’s storyline, which is fitting as “500 Letters” is, in many ways, TARJA‘s most private song to date, offering great emotional insight into the artist herself. “500 Letters” touches on sensitive topics like stalkers and allows her fans a closer look into her thoughts. Still, “500 Letters” is a mix of reality and fiction and open to interpretation. Darkly atmospheric and heavy, yet wholly melodic, “500 Letters” is laced with haunting melodies and TARJA‘s penetrating vocals making it among the catchiest numbers on the record.
Check out the video, now playing at Metal Injection, at THIS LOCATION.
Mixed and mastered by Tim Palmer (Pearl Jam, U2) in Austin, Texas, Colours In The Dark was released in North America via Armoury Records in September. Colours In The Dark follows the charting successes of 2007’s My Winterstorm and 2010’s What Lies Beneath and delivers over an hour of music which includes grandiose orchestra and choir arrangements. Crowned “‘Overwhelming, surprising and massive” in an impressive 95/100 score by Aardschok, and “magic” by Sea of Tranquility, Colours In The Dark is a cornerstone in TARJA‘s catalog.
“TARJA TURUNEN‘s voice is a force of nature, dominant and dominating. The former lead singer for Nightwish fills her lungs and turns Colours In The Dark into the fury of the four winds. From the bombastic opener ‘Victim of Ritual’ to the exquisite closer ‘Medusa,’ in which she shares her hurricane-proof microphone with Blue October’s Justin Furstenfeld, Colours In The Dark is a colossal battle royale of operatic soprano, keyboard orchestra and Alex Schlopp’s ENGL amplifier madness.” – About.com