Arjen Lucassen, the mastermind behind Ayreon, has told of a new Star One record on the way. Called Revel in Time, due on February 18 via InsideOut Music, the album is a collection of songs inspired by movies about time. Revel in Time will feature a different singer on each track. One by one they will be revealed on Lucassen’s Facebook page. Nightwish vocalist Floor Jansen has been revealed first! Jansen sings the track “A Hand On The Clock.” Lucassen posted a video message featuring Jansen on the Ayreon Facebook page. Watch the video below!
Meanwhile, Arjen explains the creation of a new Star One album:
“Ayreon is like the mothership for all my music. It contains all the different musical styles that I like to listen to and that I love to create. But I’m always looking for challenges and trying to create something new and original as well. Working within a set of constraints forces you to do that, so sometimes I like to limit myself and focus on just one style. For example, with Star One I focus on the metal-side of Ayreon. That means you won’t hear the exuberantly liberal use of acoustic instruments that are so often featured on Ayreon albums, like violin, woodwinds, cello, horns, dulcimer, mandolin, etc.”
We will keep you updated on Revel in Time!