Photo: Jarmo Katila – Cover: Andreas Joakimsson (bild), Simon Jimmefors (design)
Helsinki based rockers TANELI are releasing their anticipated first single in English. When the Stars Begin to Fall is now available on every relevant streaming platform. Watch the lyric video below.
The bands first single “Nakna” was highlighted as best of the week in Finland’s largest music magazine SOUNDI’s demo section and was described as a mixture of Red hot chili peppers, Kings of Leon and the Swedish rock band Kent.
The bands mutual love for Kent was also a reason that the vocals initially were in Swedishbut now it’s time to take the music to an international audience. Nevertheless, the stroke of Nordic melancholy is still very much present and the new single carries a heavy yet important message.
An unspeakable family tragedy in the beginning of 2022 made vocalist Daniel Jakobsson numb, feeling like he would never be able to make music again. But the bass player and creative motor Taneli Tulkki kept sending demos, believing that the power of music at some point would give some energy in the crisis his bandmate and friend was going through.
- Suddenly this song just broke through all my barriers. I felt this was a tool to tell something important. A story that needed to be told. I didn’t think I would be able to write music again, but this song wrote itself, says Jakobsson.
The song speaks about how we’ve built a world with impossible standards, an irresistible mirror wall that tells us how to be and what to strive for, and it’s impossible to live up to the fake ideals that we’re facing every day in feeds, commercials and TV series.
- The youth of today are facing an enormous challenge just to figure out who they are and what their role is in this strange world. At some point the struggle can just be overwhelming and on a personal level I’ve seen the consequences and whatever we can do to change this is a necessity.
TANELI was born during the pandemic from the love of making music and the fear of creative lockdown. Bass player Taneli Tulkki (Jessica Wolff), had a constant flow of musical ideas that needed to take form and when he met the vocalist Daniel Jakobsson (Superdiesel) the pieces came together.
- The heart of our music making has always been about groove, rock and joy and this song is no different, even if the circumstances when it was made was very special, says Tulkki about the song.
When the Stars Begin to Fall will be the start of the journey of TANELI, a journey fed by the love of making music and the hope of making a change in this world even if it’s only by giving someone a better Friday night with a kickass live performance. And that, my friends, is something that TANELI will deliver – at all times.