Watch Tarja Turunen’s Recent Instagram Live Performance

Yesterday (March 28), former Nightwish singer Tarja Turunen played a solo piano set on Instagram Live as part of the #TogetherAtHome series. The series, which is fueled by Global Citizen, was launched in support of the World Health Organization as everyone continues to face the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Tarja Turunen (Ex-Nightwish) Premieres “Tears In Rain” Music Video

Tarja Turunen (ex-Nightwish) has premiered a new video for her song “Tears In Rain.” This track is from her new album “In The Raw,” which will be released on August 30.

The following was offered about the video:

Taking you to the world of Roller derby, Tarja plays the roller Black Leijona who, together with her all-female team Killer Crows, is on the edge of losing the ultimate decisive game of the season. By facing and overcoming her own insecurities, she becomes the fearless team leader again.

“For my third single ‘Tears in Rain’ I was looking for a strong video”, explains Tarja. “I didn’t want to get into a cliché of tears and rain or a breakup story. The song is about overcoming difficulties that could apply to any aspects of life. The instructions I gave to director Florian Kaltenbach (‘Victim of Ritual’, ‘500 Letters’) was to avoid the obvious. I wanted an action video where I could take part in. He proposed the roller derby idea and I loved it.”

Naturally, the video presented a huge challenge to Tarja as it’s the first time she tried out the sport – unfortunately, not without any injuries: during training, she dislocated her coccyx.

“I haven’t been on skates too much. I have been ice skating in my youth, but I realized immediately that skating with rollers is a totally different thing. I had to learn, and I only had three days before the video shooting that took place in London!! I knew I was in trouble.

It’s already common for me to get hurt in my videos, and this was not an exception. I had an accident in a skatepark near home and dislocated mycoccyx (Broke my ass!). Despite of terrible pain I did two shows and the video shoot with a broken butt. So – as in the story of the video – I myself overcame difficulties. If you see me in pain in some parts of the video, that is not acting. The roller girls and the video team took good care of me and I enjoyed the experience despite my condition. I had a lot of fun! When I recover, I wish to take my daughter to skate with me. We both got hooked on roller skating!”

Tarja Turunen (Ex-Nightwish) Premieres “Railroads” Music Video

Tarja Turunen (ex-Nightwish) has premiered a new video for her song “Railroads.” This track is from her new album “In The Raw,” which will be released on August 30.

Turunen previously said the following about the song:

“Apparently, it seems like I wrote weird lyrics, yet I pulled inspiration from one book. Paulo Coelho is a very important writer, and I have discovered a lot about myself through his texts. In ‘Aleph’, he goes on a train journey through Siberia, and he writes a book based on his experiences on that trip. I wanted to go beyond everything and think about myself and my own journey. The whole album is a journey, in a way.

The funny thing is, ‘Railroads’ is a very old song which I have had on demo for years. It always felt like a train ride and I even named it like that before having any lyrics or before ‘Aleph’ was published. It’s so old I can’t even remember when I started writing it, for the first or second album? And I’ve only finished it now.”

Tarja Turunen (Ex-Nightwish) Premieres New Song “Railroads”

Tarja Turunen (ex-Nightwish) has premiered a new song titled “Railroads.” This track is from her new album “In The Raw,” which will be released on August 30.

Turunen commented:

“Apparently, it seems like I wrote weird lyrics, yet I pulled inspiration from one book. Paulo Coelho is a very important writer, and I have discovered a lot about myself through his texts. In ‘Aleph’, he goes on a train journey through Siberia, and he writes a book based on his experiences on that trip. I wanted to go beyond everything and think about myself and my own journey. The whole album is a journey, in a way.

The funny thing is, ‘Railroads’ is a very old song which I have had on demo for years. It always felt like a train ride and I even named it like that before having any lyrics or before ‘Aleph’ was published. It’s so old I can’t even remember when I started writing it, for the first or second album? And I’ve only finished it now.”

Tarja Turunen (Ex-Nightwish) Reveals Details For New Album “In The Raw”

Tarja Turunen (ex-Nightwish) has officially revealed the details for her new album “In The Raw.” The effort will be released on August 30 and the cover art and track listing can be seen below. If you missed it, you can also check out her new song “Dead Promises” HERE.

“In The Raw” Track Listing:

01. “Dead Promises” (feat. Soilwork’s Björn “Speed” Strid)
02. “Goodbye Stranger” (feat. Lacuna Coil’s Cristina Scabbia)
03. “Tears In Rain”
04. “Railroads”
05. “You And I”
06. “The Golden Chamber: Awaken / Loputon Yö / Alchemy”
07. “Spirits Of The Sea”
08. “Silent Masquerade” (feat. Kamelot’s Tommy Karevik)
09. “Serene”
10. “Shadow Play”

Tarja Turunen (Ex-Nightwish) Premieres New Song “Dead Promises”

Tarja Turunen (ex-Nightwish) has premiered a new song titled “Dead Promises.” This track is from her new album “In The Raw,” which will be released later this year. It’s worth noting that the effort will also include a duet version of the song featuring Soilwork’s Björn “Speed” Strid.