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Within Temptation – collaboration with Tarja Turunen on single ‘Paradise (What About Us?)’

Paradise - single Within Tempation en Tarja Turunen

An unique collaboration between two famous singers in the rock, metal scene. Within Temptation worked on their new single ‘Paradise(What About Us?)’ together with Finnish diva Tarja Turunen.

Sharon den Adel says about the duet:  “When we had written the first version of Paradise and listened back to the demo we’d recorded and the epic power of the song, we thought of Tarja instantly. How well this track would fit her classical voice and how extra special it would be if we sang it together. The more we thought about this wild idea, the more excited we got about it!

A few weeks ago, also a trailer was revealed about this duet. Finally the single is released as well as the video.

The new, yet untitled album from Within Temptation will be released the beginning of next year. Probably in January, February 2014. The rescheduled shows will begin around April and 2th May concerning The Netherlands.

Guitarist Robert Westerholt reveals: “For the first time, Within Temptation will release an album with several artistic collaborations, some of which will be seen as groundbreaking for our band and musical style.” Due to the delays in recording the first leg of the world tour was rescheduled.

Sharon reveals more about the duet: “Of course I didn’t know what to expect from Tarja, as we’d never actually met in person ’till June this year. Our first encounter was via a Skype call we’d set-up to discuss the collaboration and we immediately clicked, not only creatively but personally. After we’d spoken, it felt completely natural that we would do this together!”

Tarja Turunen says: “It was very nice to finally meet Sharon and the Within Temptation guys. I truly appreciate the invitation and the opportunity to work with them on their song ‘Paradise’. So wonderful that they thought of me! I hope our fans will like this ‘girl power’ duet!

The song and music video have a central theme: that only constructive cooperation can lead to creation. To establish a new paradise, rising from the ashes of the old, we must work together.

For the first time Within Temptation has also decided to give fans a very intimate insight into how they capture their song ideas early on. The EP will contain three additional tracks, demo versions of brand new songs intended for the forthcoming sixth album.

1. Paradise (What About Us?)
2. Let Us Burn (Demo Version)
3. Silver Moonlight (Demo Version)
4. Dog Days (Demo Version)

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