Happy New Year, guys! I hope your year has been a great one so far, and if not, it's still early...😊
I've got great plans this year! For two years now, I have been working on a new album together with Ronni le Tekrø and Tony Carey. Ronni was on board for the beginning of the project, and after creating three songs together which all made the album, Tony and I continued collaborating both live, and also to create the rest of the album material. It has been a long process, indeed, and an exciting, educating and interesting journey!
The idea for the album was born when my husband, Lars Monsen, surprised me on my birthday by taking me to a Zappa Union concert in Oslo. I didn't even know I would like that sort of music, but upon leaving the concert venue, I was more inspired than I can recall. The music they played took me on a musical journey visiting almost any and all musical genres imaginable on the way. It was almost like getting a musical shower, and I remember wanting the concert to just continue into eternity. My first thought was, "how can I make music like that?" So I called up my most openminded, crazy and creative friend and colleague, Ronni, who was eager to start playing with the ideas I had. He insisted on taking Tony Carey on board, and the three of us began working in Ronni's studio shortly after. To make a long story short, my upcoming album is now ready to be released, and the official release date for The Well is Jan. 27, 2017.
The album will be available via streaming, downloads, CD and - oh yes! Vinyl!! This will be my first vinyl release since my debut with the album Finders Keepers as a solo artist. The vinyl album will be released in a limited edition, and I will provide you with a link to order it as soon as it becomes available.
My official release tour begins on March 9, and Tony Carey will be featured in the first few concerts - this is a rare opportunity, guys! Check event dates and ticket links here: THE WELL TOUR 2017
Until the official album release, you are welcome to check out my singles from the upcoming album here: HELLO IT'S ME
For those of you who like planning ahead, there will also be a Christmas tour towards the end of the year. I am going to bring my own Christmas tour JULEGAVEN (THE CHRISTMAS GIFT) back to life, and this time I will bring a very special guest along with me. You're gonna love it! Stay tuned for ticket info as this tour is still in the making!
Enjoy your new year - it's a clean slate, let's make the most of it!