ADA, the division of Warner Music Group devoted to unbiased label and artist distribution, has introduced the signing of Dutch powerhouse singer Ground Jansen.
Jansen is finest referred to as the frontwoman within the multi-million promoting and internationally profitable symphonic metallic band NIGHTWISH. As a part of the band, Jansen has landed two primary albums in Finland, and High 5 albums in Austria, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland.
Born within the Netherlands, Jansen joined her first band, one of many world’s first symphonic metallic bands, AFTER FOREVER, when she was solely 16 years outdated. The group went on to launch 5 albums from 2000 to 2007, earlier than they broke up in 2009.
Jansen‘s subsequent band, REVAMP, launched two albums in 2010 and 2013, earlier than she joined NIGHTWISH as a full-time member. NIGHTWISH‘s first album with Jansen because the lead singer was 2015’s “Countless Types Most Stunning”, which landed in High 10s all over the world. This was adopted by 2020’s “Human. :II: Nature.” , which was additionally a global success.
Jansen has toured extensively with the band and appeared on three of NIGHTWISH‘s stay albums “Showtime, Storytime”, “Automobile Of Spirit” and “Many years: Dwell In Buenos Aires”.
In 2019, Jansen participated within the widespread Dutch TV present “Beste Zangers” the place she scored a giant hit with “Phantom Of The Opera” along with Henk Poort. She was acknowledged with a Dutch Popprijs award — a prestigious accolade for artists that has made necessary contributions to Dutch music. In the identical yr, her first solo tour bought out in lower than 24 hours.
Jansen stated: “I am delighted to companion with ADA as I transfer into this thrilling part of my profession and begin my journey as a solo artist. ADA is the right companion to assist me attain as many individuals all over the world as potential, whereas staying true to my indie roots.”
Sander Stijnen, head of A&R and ADA Benelux, added: “Ground has one of the crucial iconic voices and is a real legend within the music business. I am so blissful we are able to work on her solo materials, which has seen her develop and develop as an artist and songwriter. I believe persons are going to be blown away with the path she’s taken along with her new music.”
Jansen will launch her debut solo single, “Fireplace”, beneath ADA on March 25.
Lower than two months in the past, the 41-year-old Dutch-born singer, who made her stay debut with NIGHTWISH almost a decade in the past, acknowledged concerning the musical path of “Fireplace”: “It is a pop tune, so it isn’t metallic, it isn’t rock, nevertheless it’s positively me.” Jansen went on to clarify that the observe is not going to essentially be consultant of all the brand new solo music she has been engaged on in current months. “I assume it is extra of a mash-up [of styles] truly,” she stated, referring to her upcoming assortment of solo materials, “although it isn’t so excessive as in genres, like unexpectedly it turns into… Here is a metallic tune and this is a rock tune and that is extra poppy… I imply, pop music — the phrase of it — [it’s short for] widespread music, and it form of describes loads, and inside that it falls. I can solely say that it isn’t metallic and it isn’t rock, however it would have its influences and it’ll have part of the sound. It could’t even be in order that the primary tune is how every part else will sound like as a result of, yeah, if NIGHTWISH and likewise for us, it is all the time so arduous to choose only one tune that is gonna be just like the kick-off of an album however it will possibly by no means actually characterize every part. And I assume it is the identical for this primary tune that comes on the twenty fifth of March.”
Final summer season, Ground stated throughout an look on the “Breaking Absolutes With Peter Orullian” podcast that she had been engaged on a solo album since shortly earlier than the start of the pandemic. “And it actually kickstarted my very own creativity that I have never actually been ready to make use of through the years,” she stated. “It is good that it will get out. And I wish to do extra of that and truly end that album and make these steps and discover a strategy to mix a solo profession with NIGHTWISH and my life at residence, which I much more worth after spending a lot time right here on this inexperienced heaven [in Sweden] the place I stay.”
Jansen mentioned the prospect of constructing a solo album throughout a 2020 interview with Steel Hammer journal. On the time, she stated: “After 20 years of rock and metallic, I believe I wish to do one thing else. I do not imply cease with NIGHTWISH, however one thing alongside it.
“I used to be just lately concerned in a TV present in my residence nation within the Netherlands [reality TV show ‘Beste Zangers’, which translates to ‘Best Singers’]. That basically impressed me to begin writing, and the stuff that has come out may be very calm.
“I might like to make an album the place much less truly is extra. One thing totally different — not as a result of I am bored, however as a result of in case you are already in one of many greatest bands in your individual style, and you’ve got somebody like Tuomas Holopainen as a songwriter, I do not actually see that I might be including something by making one other metallic album myself.”
Earlier in 2020, Jansen spoke a couple of potential musical path for her solo album throughout an Instagram Dwell chat. She stated: “I can not think about it might be rock or metallic — simply because rock now I’ve finished, and metallic I’ve finished loads. And I am already in among the best bands, I believe, which are on the market, for my part, to my style. Plus, if you happen to’re in a band with a songwriter similar to Tuomas Holopainen, it is slightly bit arduous to give you one thing — something — higher, I might say, and I solely say that out of affection and respect for him. Plus, after 20 years of metallic, would not or not it’s beautiful to do one thing fully totally different for me? That is how I really feel.”
Jansen carried out stay with NIGHTWISH for the primary time on October 1, 2012 at Showbox Sodo in Seattle, Washington following the abrupt departure of the band’s lead singer of 5 years, Anette Olzon. Jansen formally joined NIGHTWISH in 2013.
This yr will see Jansen turn into the Dutch ambassador for Report Retailer Day on April 23, in addition to take part in Germany’s “Sing Meinen Track”.
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Posted by Ground Jansen on Wednesday, March 16, 2022