Ex-NIGHTWISH Vocalist Anette Olzon To Release Debut Solo Album

Friday, 29th November 2013

Former NIGHTWISH vocalist Anette Olzon has set a January 28, 2014 release date for her debut solo album, Shine. The album will be released via earMusic. The album, which was co-produced by Anette Olzon and Johan Kronlund, is a collaboration with some of the most successful teams in rock and pop in Scandinavia: Stefan Örn (songwriter and producer of the 2011 Eurovision SongContest-winning track “Running Scared”) and Johan Glössner. The album was mixed by Kronlund, Nicklas Flykt and Ronny Lahti (known for his work with Loreen and Roxette).

“I am so thrilled to finally release my first solo album,” says Olzon. “I’ve been working on it for a long time by now…

“The album is very personal with songs I have started writing already in 2009 but also very recent songs.

“The overall message of the album is that life can be really dark and filled with hardship and sadness, but you can always choose to see some light coming through, to make you stronger and full of life — making you SHINE… no matter what.”

Regarding the CD’s musical direction, Anette said: “In the end, it is a rock album. Well, a pop rock album, maybe, or would you call it pop metal?”

Olzon left NIGHTWISH abruptly in October of 2012, and has since been replaced by former AFTER FOREVER/current REVAMP vocalist Floor Jansen.