With their first single, “United”, already providing a hint of the musical direction their new album Looking For You is headed, AMBERIAN DAWN’s new version of ABBA’s hit track “Lay All Your Love On Me” leaves nothing left to be questioned. This song is the perfect statement and sound honoring the Swedish pop giants.
Following in the footsteps of ABBA, Tuomas recorded most of the keyboard parts directly in Benny Andersson’s legendary studio on the original equipment that ABBA used to create their worldwide hits! This popular sound is spiced up with exciting keyboard and guitar details. Capri Virkkunen’s outstanding, emotional voice and the riff driven AMBERIAN DAWN attitude create a powerful rejuvenation of ABBA’s all time pop classic “Lay All Your Love On Me” – pushing it to the next level.
“This song is one of my ABBA-favorites. I really like the sound and feeling of it. Before recording this song with my band, I hadn’t ever done a cover version of any song. There’s so many good bands out there I’ve loved during all these years so it was hard to choose just one song for covering. But since my musical taste has been a little bit “lighter” lately, I decided to choose an ABBA song. It was even more obvious to me to choose this song after I got a chance to visit and record at Benny Andersson’s studio in Stockholm.“
Listen to “Lay All Your Love On Me” and watch the video HERE:
Looking For You, out on January 31, 2020, proves that ABBA and metal do not mutually exclude each other. AMBERIAN DAWN is navigating into a new style, which is even more melodic, keyboard driven and not only a sophisticated symbiosis but yet their own style: “Melodic ABBA-Metal from Finland”. The new album is packed with well-polished and immaculate songwriting, full of catchy melodies and epic keyboard parts that immediately send shivers down your spine.
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The multi-faceted and emotional lyrics provide a suitable background for soaring guitars and elegant classical interludes: a highly addictive cocktail that is topped off by a cover version of ABBA’s “Lay All Your Love On Me”!
With their musical style changing from power metal to symphonic metal over the last few years, AMBERIAN DAWN are now navigating into yet another new style, which is even more melodic, keyboard driven and influenced by the Swedish band ABBA. Therefore, they’ve been working closely with award-winning Finnish artist Kebu for over a month to create the ingenious keyboard sound that can be heard on the recording.