Video premiere: Tarja – Victim Of Ritual
Inspired by the one-movement orchestral piece Boléro by Maurice Ravel, the almost-six-minutes-long Victim Of Ritual is the first single from Tarja’s forthcoming album Colours In The Dark.
Victim Of Ritual will be released as download, CD single and 7-inch vinyl this Friday (July 12) via earMUSIC. The physical releases are being made available in strictly limited quantities. The four-song digipak CD single – featuring the tracks Victim Of Ritual / Victim Of Ritual (First Demo) / I Walk Alone (Live From Luna Park) / Underneath (Live From Luna Park) – is limited to 3,000 copies worldwide, while the two-track 7-inch vinyl is limited to 1,500 units.
Tarja, of course, rose to fame as the frontwoman with Nightwish. She started her solo career in 2004, putting out the albums My Winterstorm in ’07 and What Lies Beneath in ’10.
Colours In The Dark will be released on August 30. Mixed by Tim Palmer (Pearl Jam, U2) in Austin, Texas, it features 10 brand new songs and over an hour of music from the Finnish soprano. It’s said to showcase some surprising musical turns, introducing new sounds and new musical atmospheres.
As well as Victim Of Ritual the album includes a track called Never Enough – check out its unusual lyric video here.