Sharon Den Adel has launched a new solo project called My Indigo. You can check out her first single, an eponymous track, below. In other news, she also confirmed that Within Temptation will release new music in 2018.
Here’s Sharon Den Adel’s full message (transcribed by Blabbermouth):
“I know you’ve all been waiting a long time to hear a release date for the new WITHIN TEMPTATION album. How much I’d like to give you one now, I’m not able to yet.
“The thing is, when I came back from the tour last time, I went to the studio, like I always do when I come back from a tour, and I wanted to write music again, new stuff. And normally I have a lot of energy and a lot of inspiration, but this time it wasn’t there; I didn’t have it. And on top of that, I found myself in a bigger crisis than not being able to write songs; something happened in my family. And I felt that I needed more time for everything and to deal with this, so I did. No deadlines, no end date to fight against to finish stuff, no pressure to perform and spending time with my family and my friends.
“So here I am, two years later — [after taking a break] which did help to [make me] more relaxed and [saw me] taking more time for things. And I’m proud to say that we have some really kick-ass songs for WITHIN TEMPTATION now. They’re still in demo phase. We’re going into the studio soon, and there will be a release in 2018.
“In the meantime, I have been working on songs, but it’s not WITHIN TEMPTATION material. These are very personal songs, because it was for myself that I wrote these songs, and especially to get through everything I was dealing with.
“I gave it a name. It’s called MY INDIGO, and the first song from this project is also called ‘My Indigo’. I hope you like it. Go and check it out.
“My apologies about the statements and putting everything on black and scaring some people. I hope you understand a little bit better why I did so, or we did so.
“I hope to see you on the road. And take care. Thanks.”