TARJA TURUNEN’s OUTLANDERS Project Releases New Single ‘Land of Sea and Sun’ Featuring MARTY FRIEDMAN

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OUTLANDERS, is the name of the new project created by Finnish soprano legend Tarja Turunen (NIGHTWISH) and EDM pioneer Torsten Stenzel. 

With “Land of Sea and Sun,” OUTLANDERS are on their fifth single! The new track, featuring MARTY FRIEDMAN as special guest on guitar, is out now. Listen HERE.

Antigua is more or less the birthplace of OUTLANDERS and the inhabitants affectionately call it “Land of Sea and Sun.” Inspired by the name of the title and with the images, sounds, and smells of Antigua in mind, Tarja approached the songwriting differently this time, becoming herself the island of Antigua to tell the story in the song.

“Land of Sea and Sun” is the fifth of eight singles and is also available as a limited edition 7″ vinyl exclusively on Tarja‘s online store and digitally on earMUSIC.


Land of Sea and Sun (Feat. Marty Friedman)


Land of Sea and Sun Demo

So, what genre is OUTLANDERS? The answer is simple: It is a music genre on its own, since classifying OUTLANDERS as any pre-existing genre would be a fruitless endeavor. Tarja‘s vision for OUTLANDERS is to create something fresh and new. OUTLANDERS combine chill, exciting electronic beats with Tarja‘s emotional, classically trained vocals, along with unique guitar performances. These three elements are a constant in all the songs.

Some participants include Al Di MeolaJoe SatrianiJennifer BattenSteve RotheryMike OldfieldWalter GiardinoRon “Bumblefoot” ThalVernon Reid, and Marty Friedman.

Recorded and mixed mainly on the Caribbean island of Antigua during the last 10 years, the sounds of OUTLANDERS are mystic. They are soft and powerful; catchy and dreamy; modern but vintage — at the same time. Their music is about opposites that magically attract each other and the three aesthetic pillar elements unite to create a singular unique sound.


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