It's refreshing to make different kinds of songs, because if you do the same kind of stuff for ten years you start sounding like the same -- every song sounds like the same. And we have always tried to change musically and try some different things because it makes the whole thing more interesting. And when I think about our forthcoming album, it's once again something different from what you used to know. You know, the most important thing has always been -feeling-, and that's still the same, even if the music changes a little bit in every album.
I think we have a normal way of writing songs. We have two main ways: one is just writing riffs and finally putting them together. The other one is more interesting, in my opinion. We just start playing together, improvising, and maybe we can find one or two good riffs. Then we start playing them and making all kinds of modifications, and finally we have some good riffs ready that fit together better than those that have been written in that "old method". This new way has became more and more common. I don't remember how many songs in _Rapture_ were written like that, but in our next album over half the songs were written like that. But of course there are more ways to make songs and we use everything between those two ways.
I didn't know her before, but Pasi knew that she is a good singer. So we asked her to come and sing in our album. She agreed and made melodies for that song. And we are really satisfied with it. So she's a permanent member now and will sing in about half the songs in our next album.
Ismo Toivonen (about Veera Muhli)
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