Finnish power/progressive metal act Sonata Arctica have premiered today the music video for their brand new song I Have A Right.
It is available on Spotify . On Amazon, grab your copy April 24 here.
The track is the first single from their upcoming album Stones Grow Her Name, ready to hit stores May 18, 2012 (EU) and May 22, 2012 (North America) through Nuclear Blast Records. Also pre-order via Amazon.
Excellent choice , very promising and exciting for the rest of the album. They reinvent themselves yet. It is also a style, different from their previous work. They offer us a creative awesome blend of power metal/rock sounds with sweet keyboard lines and a memorable melody. The song is very additive and makes you want to hit the replay button over and over. Pleasantly surprised. I love. I have a Right lives up to my expectations. Adopted. I don’t know if it is indicative of the rest of the album. No matter but it is more than enough to keep us in suspense and … wanting more. They have a unique style that I appreciate a lot.
The song conveys a strong message of love. It is about children’s rights. They haven’t to suffer from adults errors. They deserve a better future and to be protected . It changes traditional metal subjects but, in fact, it is a track with a beautiful philosophy that fits with any style of music. The video is perfect to describe the meaningful of the lyrics.
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Tony Kakko tells the story behind the song as the video
“I Have A Right” was the very last song I wrote for this album. At that
point Tommy had already played his last track for “Stones Grow Her Name,” gotten ready to go to sauna AND opened his first beer for that night, when I sms’d him to check his e-mail and record yet one more “easy track”.
He was mildly pissed. And perhaps fueled by that he nailed the song on the first take. It was a very emotional moment for him, I was told. The song
hits home, if you know the subject and can relate to the subject.
To put it short it’s a song about how we should not pass the burden we get
from the past generation on the shoulders of our future offspring. Children’s rights subject. Not the most metal subject ever, I suppose, but
then again I think it fits our band well and is pretty universal. Funny to
actually have fans from each age group this songs speaks about. Let’s see what comes of it.
Choosing the first single and video from this album was not very easy this
time around as we had so many candidates. The best possible problem to have! “I Have A Right” won the vote.
The playing parts for this video were shot in our home town Kemi, here in
Finland. The location was an old, abandoned school building. Somehow
spooky and COLD. It was mid march. Could say we were lucky the weather was unseasonably warm, yet way below zero.
Director Tuukka Temonen and his crew did a great job with editing and all
the additional footage. All in all, from my point of view, this was the
easiest ever Sonata Arctica video to make. No 12 hours standing in a room filled with bird shit, no freezing my ass off on the ice in the middle of
the sea from 8am to 10pm, or running in the woods in the middle of the
night and not sleeping for 48 hours…had all that with the past videos. I
am more than pleased. I hope you like the song and video as much as we do.
See you on tour, folks!