Remember the old, face the new.

Hey all.

I hope these past days have served you well and you’ve had a chance to take it easy and spend some time with VIP’s of your lives. Personally the break couldn’t have come at a better time.

I’ve been meaning to write something ever since Corazon On Tour got gloriously buried somewhere beneath the viennese railroad track after a dynamite show in Club Chelsea. There just haven’t been any words. And there won’t be much now either.

Every single person who saw us live this year has probably realised that this year has been very, very important for us. I wouldn’t be surprised if somewhere in the distant future we’d look back and realise the year 2014 was a turning point for our group in many ways. We got to play so many great shows to so many great audiences (and as I’ve said to many of you, it always takes these two to make the evening a never-forget-moment). We’ve met so many new people, and made a bunch of new friends. We’ve been lucky but we’ve been working our asses off too, and I bet those two things reflect especially on the live situations. The energy those two things create is sincere and you guys in the audience could tell in a heartbeat if that energy was fake. And the amount of great reception we have received on our new music, latest album and on the live shows from you, the fans and listeners has been just overwhelming. There’s been so many times during the past months where the five of us have been just sitting silently in the same backstage, not saying a word. That kind of honest reception from you is humbling and just makes one speechless. We must have done something good in our lives to be able to experience this.

For these things I want to thank each and every single one of You. Thanks for being there and making it possible.

After the tour we’ve been continuing the recordings and writing songs for the next album.

This is the time of year when people in the band take the combined summer/easter/springbreak/christmasholiday and usually travel somewhere. Mikko just left last night, I think he went to USA. I’m leaving southbound in a few days, the rest of us are staying here or traveling far towards the east.

Before I pack my bags, I’ll record some vocals on the new songs and I’ve got to say this new stuff is something we’re all super excited about. Hope you could hear it already but we want to make it even better so you’ll just have to wait. After all, Corazon was released just a half a year ago.

I can however reveal, the new songs will contain something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue, like great pop music always. It’ll be the holy matrimony of pop & rock! HA! =D

To every one of you dear readers us 5 and Janne & Kilu want to wish a great New Year, make it a good one!

2015, we’re ready, BRING IT!
Antti

P.S. I went through some of my personal 2014 photomemories, hope you enjoy them. =)

 

Bad santa looking for some ho's

Bad santa looking for some ho’s

No idea.

No idea.

Janne turned the single room without a balcony to a single room with a balcony

Janne turned the single room without a balcony to a single room with a balcony

Frühstück at Kogge, Hamburg

Frühstück at Kogge, Hamburg

One of the most important guys making the Corazon On Tour to happen. Herr Marcus Pohl, our tour manager. A brilliant guy!

One of the most important guys making the Corazon On Tour. Herr Marcus Pohl, our tour manager (and Scorpions’ and Scooter’s too!). A brilliant guy!

Janne & Mikko watching eh, some TV maybe.

Janne & Mikko watching eh, some TV maybe.

The backstage or backschloss at Tüssling was a cosy place

The backstage or backschloss at Tüssling was a cosy place

Mikko & Heikki in february.

Mikko & Heikki in february.

Mikko doing something illegal in Frankfurt

Mikko doing something illegal in Frankfurt

Poor guy, all he wanted to do was to visit Facebook but he fell asleep.

Poor guy, all he wanted to do was to visit Facebook but he fell asleep.

A moment of panic, and we had a lot of these. We go live in about 5 minutes and Heikki's shoe calls it quits.

A moment of panic, and we had a lot of these. We go live in about 5 minutes and Heikki’s shoe calls it quits.

A bunch of sleeping nerds in Vienna.

Two sleeping nerds in Vienna.

Mikko and anonymous runner guy filling up the support + Finnish crews nightliner.

Mikko and anonymous runner guy filling up the support + Finnish crews nightliner.