Floor Jansen (Nightwish) Signs New Solo Deal With ADA

Floor Jansen (Nightwish) has signed a new solo deal with ADA. The singer’s new single “Fire” will be released through the label on March 25.

Jansen commented:

“I’m delighted to partner with ADA as I move into this exciting phase of my career and start my journey as a solo artist. ADA is the perfect partner to help me reach as many people around the world as possible, while staying true to my indie roots.”

Sander Stijnen, head of A&R and ADA Benelux, added:

“Floor has one of the most iconic voices and is a true legend in the music industry. I’m so happy we can work on her solo material, which has seen her grow and develop as an artist and songwriter. I think people are going to be blown away with the direction she’s taken with her new music.”

Floor Jansen (Nightwish) To Release New Solo Single “Fire” This Month

Floor Jansen (Nightwish) will be releasing a new solo single, titled “Fire,” on March 25. You can pre-save that track HERE.

Floor Jansen (Nightwish) Planning To Release New Pop Single In March

Floor Jansen (Nightwish) is planning to release a new pop single on March 25. The singer confirmed the news during a recent livestream.

Jansen said the following:

“As you know, I’ve been writing music; I’ve been telling you about this for months and months. Thus far, I’ve only been saying, ‘A new song will come. A new song will come.’

And so I’ve been writing. There’s a lot of songs ready, and now there’s actually one song ready to be released. And so the thing I can tell you today is that the first song will come on the 25th of March. So now we can finally count down to a moment where something all new will come.”

It’s a pop song, so it’s not metal, it’s not rock, but it’s definitely me.”

She also discussed the rest of her new solo material:

“I guess it’s more of a mash-up [of styles] actually, though it’s not so extreme as in genres, like all of a sudden it becomes… Here’s a metal song and here’s a rock song and this is more poppy… I mean, pop music — the word of it — [it’s short for] popular music, and it kind of describes a lot, and within that it falls. I can only say that it’s not metal and it’s not rock, but it will have its influences and it will have a part of the sound.

It can’t even be so that the first song is how everything else will sound like because, yeah, if you know NIGHTWISH and also for us, it’s always so hard to pick just one song that’s gonna be like the kick-off of an album but it can never really represent everything. And I guess it’s the same for this first song that comes on the 25th of March.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Floor Jansen (Nightwish) Recovering From Gallbladder Surgery

Floor Jansen (Nightwish) has revealed that she is currently recovering from gallbladder surgery. The singer underwent the operation after suffering pain from gallstones and pancreatitis.

Jansen said the following:

“I had a case of Murphy’s Law hitting me….😢

even though the picture might suggest it’s all peachy. That’s to keep a positive spirit, sun on my face, life is good! 🤗 But challenging at times….

I was in the hospital last week. In Finland, where I went to rehearse with my dear brothers in Nightwish for our virtual shows next month. So incredibly great to see them after all that time (over a year!)

After the first rehearsal day I woke up to severe stomach pains and decided this was not normal. Once at the hospital I got what you call a gallstone attack. Turned out I had pains because of a huge amount of gallstones, and pancreatitis. I needed my gallbladder removed but because of the pancreatitis they couldn’t do it at once. The day after they took a scarred gallbladder out, with 15 stones in it! Emppu calls me stone henge from now on 🪨😂🪨

It turned my trip into something quite different. But I am most grateful for the amazing care I received at the hospital in Joensuu! And for all the love and support from my band and friends and family! And grateful for my own body. For taking this so well, I made a promise to take extra good care of it! 👊🏻

I’ll need to recover for a few more weeks but look forward to the virtual shows! And for spring, that is right at our doorstep 🌷☀️ 🙏🏻”

Nightwish’s Floor Jansen Covers “Ave Maria”

Nightwish’s Floor Jansen has shared a cover of “Ave Maria,” an 1825 piece that was composed by Franz Schubert. The cover features music arranged by Tommy Johansson and a video for it can be found below. Jansen commented:

“Merry Christmas & Happy Yuletide from Freja, Hannes, me and the rest of the extended Jansen & Van Dahl family! ⛄️🎄❄️As a small surprise I bring to you Ave Maria, originally created by Schubert.”

Watch Former And Current Nightwish Singers Tarja Turunen And Floor Jansen’s Recent Live Chat

As previously reported, former Nightwish vocalist Tarja Turunen and the band’s current singer Floor Jansen recently took part in an Instagram Live chat together. Now, Turunen has uploaded the full conversation to YouTube. You can check that out below:

Former And Current Nightwish Singers Tarja Turunen And Floor Jansen Announce Instagram Live Chat

Former Nightwish vocalist Tarja Turunen will be taking part in an Instagram Live chat with the band’s current singer Floor Jansen tomorrow (December 8) at 1:30 p.m. EST / 10:30 a.m. PST. Turunen tweeted the following about that:

Floor Jansen (Nightwish) Shares Cover Of Heart’s “Alone”

Floor Jansen (Nightwish) has shared a cover of Heart’s “Alone.” The track features music from Joost Van Den Broek and Jansen had the following to say about it:

“Picking Alone from @thebandheart (Heart) as my second cover on YouTube felt like the right decision. I have performed this song with Nightwish, After Forever and even at the Christmas Metal Symphony! So when I saw many of you requesting this song, I got to work! Hope you enjoy it!”