Tarja will be doing a live Q+A on her Facebook page, which begins at 1:30pm ET.
She will be answering questions about her new holiday album: from Spirits and Ghosts (Score for a Dark Christmas), out November 17 via earMUSIC.
The album includes 11 Christmas classics and brings them to a never-before-seen level, uniquely blending Tarja’s classically-trained voice with darker gothic influences.
Utilizing the sound of a grand orchestra, the successful Finnish solo artist puts a sinister spin on traditional songs like “O Tannenbaum,” “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” and “Feliz Navidad,” reminding the listener of a dark movie score.
Besides covering classic carols, from Spirits and Ghosts also features a twelfth track, the brand new original song “Together.” This song is aligned with the dark sound of the album and embodies the theme of ghosts and mysticism throughout.
“Producing a dark Christmas album in the middle of the summer is a very interesting process, especially if you are doing it by the turquoise Caribbean Sea,” Tarja said. “It’s significantly different from the snowy Christmas that I am used to in my home country Finland — another proof that the darkness comes from deep within. On this album, I explored the other side of Christmas — the Christmas of the lonely people and the missing ones, the Christmas for those that do not find joy in the blinking lights and the jingle bells.”
Tune in to learn more.