Thursday, June 9, 2016

Nightwish's Tuomas Holopainen: "I truly think that this whole band could use a little break now"

Nightwish keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen was recently interviewed by Nighthearts, you can read some excerpts below.

About the band's decision to take a year-long break during 2017 and return to activity the following year, he said: "Staying at home is the part I am looking forward to the most, I have to be honest. I really am. I'm already kind of excited about the idea of being able to be at home for about a year. But also I made some travel plans here and there. And [I will] have the chance to fully concentrate on the green house and the gardening and taking care of the horse and all that lovely, earthy stuff, so to say. And I have no plans that involve music in any way, but if it comes, then it comes."

He continued: "I truly think that this whole band could use a little break now. We've been going on for about twenty years non-stop, and I think that's good for everybody. And on a personal level, the last album, 'Endless Forms Most Beautiful', was the pinnacle; it truly was for me personally, like, 'This is really the best that I could have ever done.' And I'm really proud of the album. [I'm] really proud of the band, especially the last song on the album. So I thoroughly felt that now it's time to take a break. I've been using this term before, but I really feel well fed, so to say, internally, spiritually and musically. It's gonna take some time to find some new stories to tell in an interesting way again. And I think this year [off] will hopefully make it happen."

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