Tarja Turunen has released the new song “Railroads.” The track is taken from her new album In The Raw, which is scheduled to arrive on August 30th via earMUSIC. This marks the second single from her upcoming effort as the singer unveiled “Dead Promises” last month. “Railroads” was inspired by the book Aleph by the Brazilian writer Paulo Coelho.
“Apparently, it seems like I wrote weird lyrics, yet I pulled inspiration from one book. Paulo Coelho is a very important writer, and I have discovered a lot about myself through his texts. In ‘Aleph’, he goes on a train journey through Siberia, and he writes a book based on his experiences on that trip. I wanted to go beyond everything and think about myself and my own journey. The whole album is a journey, in a way. The funny thing is, ‘Railroads’ is a very old song which I have had on demo for years. It always felt like a train ride and I even named it like that before having any lyrics or before ‘Aleph’ was published. It’s so old I can’t even remember when I started writing it, for the first or second album? And I’ve only finished it now.”
Listen to the song below:
Next Friday (28th), Tarja will unleash a brand new video that will feature “very special guests.”