NIGHTWISH keyboardist and main songwriter Tuomas Holopainen has recently posted the second album trailer of his upcoming solo album, “The Life And Times Of Scrooge.” The video can be seen below:
“The Life And Times Of Scrooge” is set to be released on April, 11th. The whole album will be based on a graphic novel called “The Life And Times Of Scrooge McDuck”, written and illustrated by Don Rosa.
TUOMAS HOLOPAINEN has just released his debut solo single, ‘A Lifetime of Adventure’ from his highly anticipated upcoming album “The Life and Times of Scrooge”. The vocals on „A Lifetime of Adventure“ are done by Finnish singer Johanna Kurkela. The guitars were played by Finnish Jazz musician Mikko Iivanainen, whose wife Johanna did the backing vocals.
The single is available on CD, colored vinyl and digital!
The video was directed by Ville Lipiäinen and includes Mika Jussila‘s photos of Tuomas Holopainen and Don Rosa in the recording studio.
“The director, Ville Lipiäinen, and me went through some options of how to approach the video and soon agreed to shoot a sort of `making of` – clip of the song.
The idea of someone dressing up as Scrooge McDuck, and then filming him digging gold and riding an emu on an Australian desert felt just a tad corny.
Ville then followed us to London`s Angel Studios and later Petrax Studios to film some shots from the orchestra-, vocal-, guitar-, and piano sessions.
The hero of the video is Don Rosa himself. His presence and facial expressions always put a big smile on my face. I hope you`ll enjoy this adventure as much as we did!”