Tarja Turunen Releases Video For “500 Letters”

Wednesday, 30th October 2013

Former NIGHTWISH vocalist Tarja Turunen has released the video for “500 Letters,” a song from her latest album, Colours in the Dark, which was released August 22 via EarMusic.

Shot in Tigre, near Buenos Aires, Argentina by Florian Kaltenbach who also directed the clip for “Victim Of Ritual”, the video is a new landmark in Tarja’s video collection to date. For the first time in Tarja’s history, the singer herself is the main character in the story line. No wonder, since “500 Letters” is, in many ways, Tarja’s most private song ever. With its very personal songwriting and delicate topic, it offers a great emotional insight into the artist herself. Touching the sensitive topic of “stalkers,” Tarja allows her fans a closer look into her thoughts. “500 Letters” is open to interpretation — being a mix of reality and fiction. The heavy-yet-highly-melodic song gets stuck in your mind after the first listen with its haunting melody and touching, exceptional vocals. Despite its very catchy key note, the bombastic sound still is full of darkness and dramatic structure and takes Tarja’s songwriting one step further.

Mixed and mastered by Tim Palmer (PEARL JAM, U2) in Austin, Texas, the songs on Colours in the Dark do not shy away from taking a risk and surprising musical turns, introducing new sounds and new musical atmospheres. Still, they maintain a heaviness that will surely bring a big smile to the hardest of rockers. With its grand orchestra and choir arrangements, Tarja’s next milestone emphasizes once again the impressive vocal range of the Finnish artist and shows her artistic growth. With ten brand new songs and over one hour of music, Colours in the Dark is definitely one of the brightest moments for rock in 2013.