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NIGHTWISH Keyboardist TUOMAS HOLOPAINEN talks about Amaranth chorus

BW&BK recently caught up with NIGHTWISH keyboardist/founder Tuomas Holopainen and vocalist Anette Olzon to discuss the bands new album, Dark Passion Play. The following is a brief excerpt from the interview:

“The chorus of (new single)‘Amaranth’, I almost feel ashamed about that,” laughs Holopainen. “It’s so corny and poppy and annoyingly catchy. I was laughing when I was writing it, thinking ‘Oh man, this is going to be something.’ The funny thing about the song is that it was going to be the bonus track until the very end. I didn’t like the song that much so it was going to be the B-side for the second single, but everybody kept telling me that it was awesome, that it was single material and the catchiest song on the album. I was laughing at myself when I wrote it because I knew it was going to work, I knew it was going to be good and that everyone would like it, but the chorus is just so pop-music.”

Go to this location to hear a snippet of 'Amaranth'.

Watch for the full story in BW&BK #106.


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