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Hi, music fans!
Choose a country and build a list of rock songs from that country is this week's theme requested by October's Mewsic Moves Me honorary co-hostess Mary at Jingle Jangle Jungle.
We have chosen...
As a Brit, Mum's music collection has always consisted mainly of British artists, plus a lot of American artists as well. There's no doubt about it, many of the classic rock/metal bands are from the UK. And we know the USA has always had amazing rock bands as well.
Sadly, British music has been going downhill ever since the Nineties. Nothing exceptional had captured Mum's soul or ears since then so all she did during the Noughties was listen to music from the past, especially 80s music.
Then in 2007, that all changed.
While researching the Romantic poets Byron and Shelley on YouTube for her novel Poet's Blood, she came across a Finnish band called Nightwish. You see, someone had uploaded a video of clips from the BBC Byron drama series and had replaced the audio with the song "Sleeping Sun" by Nightwish.
If only Mum could find that video now because she's searched and she can't find it anywhere, so it must have been deleted. However, you can watch the official Nightwish video of the song below.
This beautiful song enthralled Mum instantly. Mum wanted to find out more about this band she had never heard of, and why had she not heard of them before? The lead vocalist sounded kind of Irish, were they from Ireland?
No, she soon discovered that this amazing band called Nightwish was a Finnish band and actually of the metal genre - a new breed of metal (for Mum at the time) - Symphonic Metal. Mum was hooked. She had now found the music that spoke to her soul. Music that included most genres of music that truly moves her. Metal, rock, classical, orchestral, operatic, dramatic, bombastic, mellow, melancholic - it speaks to her like no music has ever had. This is her SOUL music. It inspires her - to write, to create, to sing, to heal.
So, here, without further ado - we have music from Finnish band Nightwish.
The song that started it all for Mum.
Featuring the vocals of Tarja Turunen (lead vocalist from 1996–2005).
GHOST LOVE SCORE
Since leaving Nightwish, Tarja has her own successful solo career.
Anette Olzon from Sweden took over lead vocals from 2007 to 2012.
SONG OF MYSELF
Dutch singer Floor Jansen is the current lead vocalist since
SHUDDER BEFORE THE BEAUTIFUL
Check out Floor's official YouTube channel
For more music from Nightwish check out their official YouTube Channel
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