Today marks the release of a contemporary re-recording of “Misty Man” by Finnish crossover veterans WALTARI, featuring guest vocals by Niki from Finnish all female hard rockers Barbe-Q-Barbies. The original song was a single on its own back in 1994 and one of the key tracks in Waltari’s classic album “So Fine!” – back then, just like today, embodying “the real rocker person with the wild, positive mind”, according to main man Kärtsy Hatakka. Whereas the first version had a strong electronic base, the group “wanted to make the song sound like it was meant to be in the first place – and who could have been a better choice for a rock voice here than our friend Niki from the old Helsinki live club Nosturi!
““Misty Man” is going to be featured in Waltari‘s 30th anniversary album “3rd Decade – The Anniversary Edition” (Metalville Records – release date November 26th)
“I was really honored to be asked to be part of Waltari’s anniversary album. It was also fun to get to sing „Misty Man” with my own touch/style on it.
My Band Barbe-Q-Barbies used to practice next door to Waltari in the legendary “Nosturi” that sadly doesn’t exist anymore. So we used to bump into each other in the hallways often. I also remember Waltari from the early 90s hearing their songs on the radio and seeing them perform on the famous “Jyrki Music” TV show.
I’m also very excited that “Misty Man” will be the first single from the album.”
“Misty Man” has always been standing as a romantic view about the real rocker person with the wild positive mind. One must remember, that the original rockers always had a very positive attitude towards the future!
1994, when the original version was made, we were so deep into the electronic world that we kinda missed the original lyrical point of the song. Well, it was good at that time for sure, but now we wanted finally to make the song sound like it was originally meant to be.
And, who could have been a better featuring choice for a rock voice here, (even in this case a female one!), like our neighbour fellow from the old Helsinki band land “Nosturi” called Niki from the Barbe-Q-Barbies!”
“3rd Decade – Anniversary Edition” and is available in all digital platforms now, to be found here: https://waltari.lnk.to/3rdDecadeAnniversaryEdition