Bye bye Europe for a while! I am happy because I finally know with certainty that my second album will be released in spring 2015. Before it happens I need a little holiday to recharge my batteries and gather some inspiration. I decided to go to Australia and I'll share photos and impressions from my trip with you. I want to write new songs inspired by new places. Let's see how it will work ;) more
My movember challenge is complete. I wrote the 4th song two days ago and here it is:
It's been a great joy for me to contribute to raising awareness. My songs were focusing more on mental health and the last one deals with the phenomenon of war, army and militant upbringing that so many young boys are exposed to all around the world. more
I've recently discovered the origin of Movember and I really want to support it. Raising awereness and talking about men's health are very important. I wondered how I could support it and so I set myself a "Movember challenge". I will post a video each week of November with a new original song fresh from the writer's oven.
Here's the first of the 4 songs that I'm going to create during this month. My inspiration: MEN.
I met up with my dear friend Michaela Keifor an empowering autumn photoshoot. Many thanks to Mirka Kleemola for lending me the beautiful dress. I was actually shooting "Two Ancient Apple Trees" music video in it a few days back and I loved the dress so much that I asked Michaela to take a few pictures of me in it - and that's how this beautiful photoshoot came about :-) Read more and check out all the pictures - maybe you'll book a photosession of your own! ;-) more
I was invited to sing a ballad together with a Finnish metal band The Lidocaine. The song is called "Too Late To Escape" and it will be released next spring. Check out the pictures to see what I look like when I'm singing some darker music :-) more
Yet another video in the making :) I want to accomplish as much as I can this autumn because in the beginning of the next year I will not be in Finland. I got together with the amazing dancer and choreographer Silvia Verges to create a dance piece to my song Two Ancient Apple Trees. more
I have a new band and we've been playing together for a few months now and we just did a nice studio live recording yesterday. This is a little teaser of the preparations:
We met up at Helsinki Music Centre, which is a really interesting place to play at. If someone is visiting Helsinki as a tourist at the moment, don't miss this venue. It is architectonically remarkable and somehow "clinical" and you feel like taking a trip to the future. more
Another music video in the making. We're creating them in advance because we don't want to have snow in them and you know how the Finnish winter gets ;-) This time the song we were shooting for was "You Fade". I haven't played it live that many times, but I will this Friday at my gig in Arkadia International Bookshop. Be there, 6 pm :-) more