Eilera released her fifth studio album Waves on March 6th via Inverse Records.

Listen to the album:
Youtube: https://youtu.be/7CFqTqIs18E
Deezer: https://www.deezer.com/us/album/132290622
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2W3Cs1I
Tidal: https://listen.tidal.com/album/131857164
Apple Music: https://apple.co/2Txyr4a
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2PYNuSg

Eilera comments:
“When you are a song-writer, you are faced with a choice: make the same album again and again your whole musical life, or make albums that reflect the time, place and person you are at every new stage of your life. The first option is the safest. But I have never been the safe kind..”

“I believe that my job is to push walls away, even if I know that some of my followers might not understand my new albums at first, when they come out. I have to pursue my mission.. Prior to the beginning of my work on Waves, I had gotten healed from a burn-out by a road trip along the Ocean coast. Its waves were the ones I had to make an album of. They decided for the organic quality of the album. I just obeyed the muse. Only, I did it my way.”
“When I look back to the first days I was working on Waves, I remember thinking this album would be a kind of Kurt Cobain album, both pure and dirty-sounding. But of course, this was not realistic. I had to incorporate this acoustic seed into Eilera’s sound tradition, make it mine, which was a long working-process. I also wanted to give space to the musicians who recorded on the album for expressing themselves.. The sure thing regarding Waves’ sound that developed with time, was that I wanted it to have one foot in the depths of nature and humanity, like folk music, and the other foot in modern times music production.”
“To me, Waves was a necessary passage, a return to something very pure and honest after too much dehumanising city time. I think that this album is a middle-finger to the culture of Fake and Format that has been developing. That culture is working hard and 24/7 at depriving us from our humanity, from our singularity, for the financial benefit of a few. I believe it is the mission of people like me to offer alternatives. Sometimes I do it with metallic sounds; with Waves I do it with organic sound, bright light, depth, beauty, love and freedom. This is what the Ocean muse has offered me and I hope that people who have been following me this far will understand… I have been told all my life that I shouldn’t be this, shouldn’t be that; as a native French, as a woman, as a metalhead.. But I do it anyway. The day I start believing I can’t will be the day my freedom has died. It will be the day I die.” – Eilera
Watch Aquarius music video: https://youtu.be/m0QeB2U8AW4
Watch Sea Widow music video: https://youtu.be/AsCrbnxnUDs
Watch Soulmates music video: https://youtu.be/HhHbUxOPYzk
The album is recorded by Tero “TeeCee” Kinnunen (Nightwish), MIXED by Mikko Karmila (Nightwish, Children of Bodom..), Mastered by Mika Jussila (Nightwish, Amorphis, Avantasia…) in Finnvox Studios, Finland. Produced by Eilera with Tero “TeeCee” Kinnunen.
ORDER WAVES CD: http://bit.ly/2SA9Qdc

Eilera has a metal music background. She has been among the French pioneer composers to bring elements of Pop music, electronic and Celtic folk music inside the Heavy-Rock genre.

Tracklist:
01. Andada
02. Aquarius
03. Sea Widow
04. Soulmates
05. She Makes Waves
06. Roll With The Waves
07. Rebellious Town
08. Shades Of Blue
09. Une Vague
10. Lili
11. La Quest
Album cover art by Emilie Potin Suau & David Letelier

 

MUSICIANS :
Eilera – vocals and programming
Roni Seppänen (Wheel) – Guitars
Loïc Tézénas (ex-Chrysalis and early Eilera years) – guitars
Dominique Dijoux (Chrysalis) – piano, Rhodes and synths
Toni Paananen – drums and percussions
GUESTS:
Ze Javier – acoustic guitar
Sami Hinkka (Ensiferum) – bass
Juho Martikainen (Puer, At the Hollow – Genelec) – contrabass
Pereg ar Bagol (Skiltron) – bagpipes, diatonic accordion and backing vocals
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