Tarja Turunen has announced the release of a special version of her latest studio album “In The Raw”, titled “Extra Raw”. See the details below.
Tarja’s fifth studio album “In The Raw” is thematically and aesthetically inspired by gold and the saying “not all that glitters is gold”. She explains: “Gold, we think, is something polished and perfect, sophisticated, a luxury – but in its natural state it’s a raw element”. This time, Turunen focused on the raw feelings, both musically and lyrically and joined forces with three guest vocalists – Cristina Scabbia (Lacuna Coil), Tommy Karevik (Kamelot) and Bjorn “Speed” Strid (Soilwork). “In The Raw” presents Tarja in a new light – exceptionally honest, personal and raw form.
Previously only available as a very limited Bonus CD, “Extra Raw” contains seven very special versions of songs from the studio album “In The Raw” released last year. The album will be available on digital and streaming services this Friday, May 8th.