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New Single

A new single ”In a Forest, by a Lake” will be released on Sat Oct 27 2018. Get yours from online stores and streaming services like iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Tidal, Deezer, 7digital, Amazon Music and Google Play.

Kansikuva - In a Forest, by a Lake

Making of Shower Power: Final production

I have written a story of making of my first single Shower Power, part 1, earlier. Now it’s time to continue that and tell about final production of the single. So this is going to be part 2 of the story.
So, in summer 2017 I finished the writing process of the song and gave it to hands of other people. In Finnvox Studios, Helsinki, there was a mixing engineer called Aki Sihvonen who was going to do the mix. We exchanged a few emails. He was very fast and soon he had done the first mix and gave it to me so I could listen to it. After that he did an other version of it. I was more pleased with the second version.
We decided that the final version of the mix would be this second version. Now the track was ready for next working phase. Mika Jussila from the same studios would do the mastering process. It was very fast, too. Mika then sent me the final track which now plays on Spotify and worldwide, too.
Music video and the song had been playing on Youtube half a year before the song was available in online stores and music streaming services. Shower Power was my first single released and the release day was January 12, 2018. From summer to winter, we had to wait for it a little bit.
Some trouble came into way in summer 2017. Soon after the music video was on Youtube, a hate campaign was launched at me. Seemed like not everyone was happy with showing the new music video. By the great joy of having the video online I had to also see a bunch of negative comments about me. There were some people from my town behind the campaign. I didn’t take any of those comments personally, but I was kind of thankful for them. That’s usually a point when you have reached a certain level. When you manage to piss off your haters in small circles, you know you have done something right.

Part 3 will be coming…

 

Gigs

Gig in Vastavirta Club, Tampere w/ SeRoosa 3rd of July. Something like 20-30 people in the audience. They applauded me after every song. After the show some of them wanted to talk with me, gave hugs etc. They said my songs were personal and profound. The sound engineer of the house said that people were listening with concentration. I think it’s best in live shows if I manage to give something to someone by playing my music.

Live at Varjobaari

Setlist:
(Prelude to Shower A)
Prelude to Shower B
Love a Rolling Stone
Shower Power
New Tone
Luka (Suzanne Vega cover)
German Gentleman
In the Shadow of the Valley of Death (Marilyn Manson cover)
Disassociative (Marilyn Manson cover)
Black Horse Badge
How Long was the Wind Blowing

Gigs

A private happening in Pirkkala 16th of June. There were something like 50 people in the audience who all seemed to enjoy the music. They listened to it with concentration and it also received good feedback.