WLBJanuary 16th, 2010
The final work for What Lies Beneath has started.
In these last couple of weeks I have been daily preparing the production, schedules, arrangements for the songs and for the album itself.
It feels great to be able to start the recordings very soon, since I have been waiting for the moment already for a long time. I am truly excited to witness how all will unfold!
The process for my second album started back in June 2008. Among the first songs that my friends and I composed at that time, a character called “Naiad” was born. The fantasy story of Naiad gave me the idea for the album title and for the whole album concept: What Lies Beneath.
Let’s start getting together into the spirit of the album.
Find here the lyrics of Naiad. It is a very important song in the album and means a lot to me personally.
(Torsten, Angela, Adrian & Tarja)
She hears the distant soft caress
there in the gloom.
Colours surround with tenderness
guiding her through.
In the forgotten sweet abyss
twilight floating memories
there above the surface
reaching down for me.
What lies beneath
beyond the ocean’s door
tranquil is the kiss
of the azure rising deep
sleeping ever more
what lies beneath.
Guarding their immorality
saints in the sand.
Stranger than beautiful eerie
an ancient land
Circle of sixteen turned to stone
and still they keep
shimmering crystal promises
one space between.
Breathing the newborn waves.
Kneeling for the sea she became.
The last touches for the music, last lines of lyrics and arrangements for the songs need to be done now before getting into the studio.
I have chosen the musicians for each song, the recording and mixing engineers and some of the studios where the album will come alive.
We are also starting to organize the artwork and photos for the album.
It has been wonderful to be able to brainstorm again and decide the direction the album is going to take. I hope that you will be surprised again by my work; because that’s the way I like it
The recordings of the drums will begin on February 4th. I will be in touch with you daily from the studio, so you will have a chance to read, see and maybe also hear what is happening there.
Until next time…
With love, Tarja