Announces first-ever “Best Of: Living The Dream” Out Dec 2
& Releases Video For “Eye Of The Storm”
Tarja has chosen this moment in her life to release her first-ever “Best Of: Living The Dream”.
Today also marks the release of the video for “Eye Of The Storm”. The brand-new song unites Tarja ́s trademark sound to a powerful, emotional anthem:
“It was the right time to finally release this song. It has a very deep feeling of closure in it. It's been influenced by two very important countries in my life, Finland and Argentina. It's an internal battle inside of me. Because at that time in life, I was really searching for my place in this world, where I belong as a person, as an individual,” Tarja explains.
The brand-new single “Eye Of The Storm” was written at the time of her “Colours In The Dark” album (the third of six rock albums she has released to date), but Tarja chose to save it for this special moment. The song itself is a powerful statement of dedication, perseverance, and discovery. Musically, it is inspired by her love for Finland and Argentina and two emblematic composers from those countries, Jean Sibelius and Astor Piazolla. The lyric video combines stunning visuals and new art created for Tarja’s “Best Of: Living the Dream” with some of the most striking moments from her previous, instantly recognizable clips.
Watch it here
Looking back on 15 extremely successful years of the Finnish singer’s solo career, the Best Of contains not only Tarja’s most well-known tracks, many of them newly remastered at “Sterling Sound”, and personal favorites from all six studio albums – ‘My Winter Storm’, ‘What Lies Beneath’, ‘Colours in the Dark’, ‘The Brightest Void’, ‘The Shadow Self’ and ‘In the Raw’ – but also the never-before-heard song “Eye Of The Storm”.
“After all these years, I still really can't believe it's time for me to release a proper Best Of album,” Tarja says. “So many beautiful moments, unbelievable. It has been a dream to put together this collection. And I really hope that you will enjoy this as much as I did while making it.”
The compilation hand-picked by Tarja herself, will be released on December 2, 2022 via earMUSIC in a wide variety of formats. Each featuring exclusive rarities and/or the previously unreleased 2 hour “Circus Life” concert, eagerly awaited by fans, as well as upgraded versions of Tarja’s music videos. Rounded out by high-quality artwork, deluxe liner notes and many formats to choose from, this collection is a delight for casual fans as well as superfans.
“Best Of: Living The Dream” will be released on 1CD Jewelcase, Ltd. 2CD+Blu-ray Mediabook, 2LP (Gatefold, 180g, black), Ltd. Coloured 2LP (Gatefold, 180g, crystal clear), Ltd. Box Set and on Digital.
The standard version of the CD and both vinyls contain 16 tracks (including the brand-new single) as well as deluxe liner notes. The strictly limited Mediabook holds 13 further tracks and the previously unreleased, 2 hours live show “Circus Life”. The strictly limited box set contains an additional 19 tracks selection of Tarja’s projects including Outlanders, 4 Picture Disc, 6 art prints, 2 posters and a fine art print signed by Tarja!
Pre orders available now