Irene Jansen of Karma and Ayreon has been revealed as one of the vocalists appearing on the new Star One album by Arjen Lucassen. Lucassen is the mastermind behind Ayreon, and is releasing the first new Star One album in over 10 years. The album, Revel In Time, is due out on February 18 via InsideOut Music. Available for pre-order on December 17, the album will come as Ltd. 2CD Digipak, Ltd. Deluxe 3CD+Blu-Ray Artbook (incl. a poster of the cover artwork), and as 180g Gatefold 2LP (incl. the album on CD & an LP-Booklet). CD2 features alternate versions of the same songs as CD1, but with different vocalists. Also available will be a 5.1 mix, a high-res audio version, and an exclusive, hour-long Behind The Scenes video, on the Blu-ray included in the Artbook. Arjen uses a different singer for each song, and those singers as well as the instrumentalists are being revealed on Arjen’s Facebook page.
Arjen has checked in with the following teaser:
“Irene Jansen sings in the track ‘A Hand On The Clock’ on CD2 and also many backing vocals all over the new Star One album, Revel In Time. Check out this video to hear a part of the song and don’t miss Irene’s lovely video message at the end. It’s so great to have Irene aboard again, giving the album that typical powerful Star One sound!”
Jansen is the younger sister of Nightwish vocalist Floor Jansen. She sang backing vocals on Star One’s European tour in 2003 and has appeared on the Ayreon releases The Human Equation (2004), The Final Experiment (2005 re-release), The Theater Equation (live DVD, 2016) and Ayreon Universe – The Best of Ayreon Live (live DVD, 2018).