Singer Anette Olzon has announced that she will be releasing her first solo album Shine in February 2014 via Armoury Records. The album will be produced by Stefan Örn and Johan Glössner, co-produced by Olzon alongside Johan Kronlund and mixed by Kronlund, Nicklas Flykt and Ronny Lahti.
Olzon comments, “I am so thrilled to finally release my first solo album. I’ve been working on it for a long time. The album is very personal with songs I’ve been writing since 2009 but there are also very recent songs. The overall message of the album is that life can be really dark and filled with hardship and sadness, but you can always choose to see some light coming through, to make you stronger and full of life, making you shine… no matter what.”
Olzon was the vocalist for Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish from 2007 through 2012. She sang on Dark Passion Play and Imaginaerum.