OUTLANDERS, is the name of the new project created by Finnish soprano legend Tarja Turunen (NIGHTWISH) and EDM pioneer Torsten Stenzel.
With “World in My Eyes,” Tarja Turunen and Torsten Stenzel have once again succeeded in navigating the OUTLANDERS sound in a completely different direction. This time, the crossover legend Vernon Reid as a featured guest gives the track a very special sonic landscape. This, the third single, is carried by deep beats and Tarja’s multi-layered voice, and it shows once again how multi-faceted the OUTLANDERS project is!
“World in My Eyes” is the third of eight singles and is out now. It’s also being released as a limited edition 7″ vinyl exclusively at Tarja‘s online store and digitally by earMUSIC.
World in my Eyes (Feat. Vernon Reid)
“Closer to the Sky” (Scot & Millfield Remix)
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 Meola, Joe Satriani, Jennifer Batten, Steve Rothery, Mike Oldfield, Walter Giardino, Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal, Vernon 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.