Tarja Debuts New Song “Railroads”


Former Nightwish vocalist Tarja Turunen has debuted a new solo track, “Railroads.” The track is taken from Tarja’s new album, In the Raw, which will be released on August 30 via earMUSIC.

In a statement, Tarja explained that the lyrics for In the Raw were inspired by Brazilian novelist Paulo Coelho’s book, Aleph:

“Apparently, it seems like I wrote weird lyrics, yet I pulled inspiration from one book. Paulo Coelho is a very important writer, and I have discovered a lot about myself through his texts. In ‘Aleph’, he goes on a train journey through Siberia, and he writes a book based on his experiences on that trip. I wanted to go beyond everything and think about myself and my own journey. The whole album is a journey, in a way. The funny thing is, ‘Railroads’ is a very old song which I have had on demo for years. It always felt like a train ride and I even named it like that before having any lyrics or before ‘Aleph’ was published. It’s so old I can’t even remember when I started writing it, for the first or second album? And I’ve only finished it now.”

Listen to “Railroads” below. You can pre-order In the Raw here or here.

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