As previously reported, former Nightwish singer Tarja Turunen is bringing the festive season early with the release of her brand new Christmas album, “From Spirits And Ghosts (Score For A Dark Christmas)”, on November 17. As a first taste of the album, Tarja has released a unique video for the haunting opening track, “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel.” The Finnish soprano surprises with an excitingly dark version of the classic Christmas hymn, which with its intensive mood, grand orchestra sound, and electronic programming, sets the tone for a very special Christmas.
The official video is set in a gloomy, dreamy surrounding and gives a deeper insight into the album’s visual world – introducing Tarja’s dark and light character. Watch the video inside!
The album includes eleven Christmas classics and brings them to a never-before-seen level, uniquely blending Tarja’s classically trained voice with darker gothic influences.
Utilizing the sound of a grand orchestra, the successful Finnish solo artist puts a sinister spin on traditional songs like “O Tannenbaum”, “We Wish You A Merry Christmas” and “Feliz Navidad”, reminding the listener of a dark movie score.