Nightwish singer Floor Jansen releases music video for solo single “Fire”

Powerful Dutch singer Sol Jansen released the official music video for his new solo single, “Fire”. The track was made available on Friday, March 25 via ADAthe division of Warner Music Group dedicated to independent label and artist distribution.

Jansen is best known as the lead singer of the multimillion-selling, internationally successful symphonic metal band. NIGHT. As a member of the group, Jansen landed two number one albums in Finland and top five albums in Austria, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland.

Born in the Netherlands, Jansen joined his first band, one of the first symphonic metal bands in the world, AFTER ALWAYS, when she was only 16 years old. The band then released five albums from 2000 to 2007, before disbanding in 2009.

Jansenthe next group, REORGANIZEreleased two albums in 2010 and 2013, before joining NIGHT as a full-time member. NIGHTfirst album with Jansen as the lead singer was from 2015 “Most Beautiful Endless Shapes”, which landed in the Global Top 10. This was followed by the 2020s “Human. :II: Nature.” which was also an international success.

Jansen toured extensively with the band and appeared on three of NIGHTthe live albums of “Showtime, Storytime”, “Vehicle of the Spirit” and “Decades: Live In Buenos Aires”.

In 2019, Jansen participated in the popular Dutch TV show “Best Zangers” where she scored a big hit with “The Phantom of the Opera” together with Henk Poort. She was recognized with a Dutch pop prices award – a prestigious honor for artists who have made significant contributions to Dutch music. The same year, his first solo tour sold out in less than 24 hours.

Jansen said: “I am delighted to be associated with ADA as I enter this exciting phase of my career and begin my journey as a solo artist. ADA is the perfect partner to help me reach as many people around the world as possible, while staying true to my independent roots.”

Sander StijnenA&R manager and ADA Benelux, added: “Ground has one of the most iconic voices and is a true music industry legend. I am so happy that we can work on her solo material, which has seen her grow and develop as an artist and songwriter. I think people are going to be blown away by the direction she’s taken with her new music.”

Less than two months ago, the 41-year-old Dutch-born singer, who made her live debut with NIGHT nearly a decade ago said of the musical direction of “Fire”“It’s a pop song, so it’s not metal, it’s not rock, but it’s definitely me.” Jansen went on to explain that the track won’t necessarily be representative of all the new solo music she’s been working on in recent months. “I guess it’s more of a mash-up [of styles] actually,” she said, referring to her upcoming collection of solo material, “although it’s not as extreme as genres, like all of a sudden it becomes… Here’s a metal song and here is a rock song and this one is more pop… I mean, pop music – the word for it – [it’s short for] popular music, and that describes a lot of things, and it fits into that. I can only say it’s not metal and it’s not rock, but it will have its influences and it will have some of the sound. It’s not even possible that the first song will be like this that everything else will sound like, yeah, if you know NIGHT and also for us, it’s always so hard to choose just one song that will be like the kickoff of an album but it can never really represent everything. And I guess it’s the same for this first song coming out on March 25th.”

Last summer, Ground said during an appearance on the “Breaking Absolutes With Peter Orullian” podcast that she had been working on a solo album since shortly before the pandemic hit. “And it really kickstarted my own creativity that I haven’t really been able to use over the years,” she said. “It’s good that he’s coming out. And I would like to do more and finish this album and take these steps and find a way to combine a solo career with NIGHT and my life at home, which I appreciate even more after spending so much time here in this green paradise [in Sweden] where I live.”

Jansen discussed the prospect of doing a solo album during a 2020 interview with metal hammer magazine. At the time, she said: “After 20 years of rock and metal, I think I would like to do something else. I don’t mean to stop with NIGHTbut something next.

“I recently participated in a TV show in my home country in the Netherlands [reality TV show ‘Beste Zangers’, which translates to ‘Best Singers’]. It really inspired me to start writing, and the stuff that came out is very calm.

“I would love to make an album where less is more. Something different – not because I’m bored, but because if you’re already in one of the biggest bands of your genre and you have someone one like Tuomas Holopainen as a songwriter, I don’t really see what I would add by making another metal album myself.”

Earlier in 2020, Jansen spoke about a possible musical direction for his solo album during a instagram live to discuss. She said: “I can’t imagine it would be rock or metal – just because I’ve done rock now, and metal I’ve done a lot. And I’m already in one of the best bands, I think, that came out there, in my opinion, to my liking. Also, if you’re in a band with a songwriter like Tuomas Holopainen, it’s kind of hard to find something – anything – better, I would say, and I say that only out of love and respect for him. Also, after 20 years in metal, wouldn’t it be nice to do something completely different for me? This is how I feel.”

Jansen played live with NIGHT for the first time on October 1, 2012 at Showbox Sodo in Seattle, Washington following the abrupt departure of the singer from the group for five years, Anette Olzon. Jansen officially joined NIGHT in 2013.

This year will see Jansen become the ambassador of the Netherlands for Record Store Day on April 23, as well as participate in Germany “Sing Meinen Song”.

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