A long time favourite Janne Laurila is getting ready to release a new full-length album in the spring of 2017. The first outtake, digital single Levylaulaja came out last Friday 3rd of February on Lumpeela julkaisut and it’s a good one, a damn good one. I’ve always loved his voice and he is also a lucky guy to have such a talented group of musicians around him. The arrangements on this one are top notch and lift an already really good song to a new level. Looking forward to hearing the new album in the spring.
On related news, there’s also at least one Janne Laurila plays Office Building concert coming up at Valoa Festival. Catch that if you can. Some my fondest live music memories are from the early 00s watching Janne Laurila play solo gigs at Vakiopaine under the Elvis clock. Both Office Building songs and selected covers from the likes of Vern Gosdin and Townes Van Zandt. Obviously To See Only Shadows is also one of my desert island discs for as long as I live. Not that I even need to take the disc with me, because the songs sort of became a part of who I am and I already carry them with me wherever I go.