In July last year, Nightwish leader Tuomas Holopainen reported that he had written “80 or 90%” (opens in new tab) of the follow-up to 2015’s Endless Forms Most Beautiful during a Q&A session at the Kitee International Music and Art Festival.
Now Jansen says that the band have been making a new music video for material that’ll appear on their ninth album.
Jansen says: “I’m in Helsinki with Nightwish to make a music video for our upcoming new album. It’s unlike anything we have ever done before and I am enjoying the process of making this very much.
“It’s really something else – and I really can’t say anything more. I know, I’m sorry!”
Speaking during last year’s Q&A session, Holopainen said that he began work on the new record back in October 2017 and that he had been “really excited about writing songs ever since.”
He added: “It’s going to be 10 or 11 songs most likely. We're going to start recording next July, so if everything goes as planned, we're looking at a spring 2020 release.”
Further details will be revealed in due course.
I’m in Helsinki with @NightwishBand to make a music video for our upcoming new album! It’s unlike anything we have ever done before and I am enjoying the process of making this very much! It’s really something else! And I really can’t say anything more...I know...I’m sorry! 😊 pic.twitter.com/ZIpH7vTGwcOctober 1, 2019