Translation of article
Lene Marlin Ready for Comeback!
Article by: Lasse Jangås
In about two weeks Lene Marlins new single "You Weren't There", is ready for
the radiostations. The CD "Another Day" is due in September. Rumours
suggest that listners now will get more rock-style music from Lene Marlin.
Tromsø. Yesterday Lene Marlins italian fan club said that the 22 year old
singer would launch a new single on the 14th of July, and that the album
is due on the 22. of September.
When we confronted Hans Olav Grøttheim at Virgin with these allegations
yesterday evening, he confirmed that the single and an album is on its way,
but he also stated that not all the information on the website are correct.
- The single will be aired on radiostations in many countries on the 28th of
July and probably the Album will be ready in September. "We are at least
working to have it out in September", Grøttheim said.
If you're going to catch Lene Marlins new release you'll have to tune
into radiostations, as the single won't be avavible until after the radios
recive the single.
"- No, first it is going to air on the radiostations. I don't think it
will be released for sale, maybe as late as September".
Grøttheim says that the album isn't completley finished yet, but that
it is in the final stages before completion now. He also confirms the posted
track-list on the web site as a correct one.
"Yes, as long as the last finish of the album doesn't produce any big
changes", he said.
Grøttheim doesn't want to describe the new material on the new album.
"I think it is correct that the listeners can make up their own mind
when the record is released. The record can speak for itself."
A lot suggests that Lene Marlin is walking a new musical path on the
upcomming album. The producer that has been chosen for the album is the
well-renown Mike Hedges, the brit that previously has worked with names
like U2, Cure, Manic Street Preachers, Travis and many others.
"- He's the 80's type of guy", Grøttheim smiles.
With Hedges previous productions it isn't unlikley that he will add a
sound that leans more towards rock on the new album, if one were to compare
it to the old one, Playing My Game, released 1999, -sold staggering 1,7
Another thing worth noticing is that the upcomming album Another Day,
is recorded live.
"- Yes, it's been done a bit in the old fashioned way. Lene and the
musicians have been together in the studio recording the songs."
Concerts and performances after the relase haven't been planed yet.
"- We have enough to do with coordinating the release of the single in
Europe and in several other countries simoultaniously," says Grøttheim.
There is also an idea to release a DVD with live recordings, photo
galleries, lyrics and a 15 minute documentary about the artist from
"- This is yet in the beginning stages, and we still don't know if it
will be a reality or not", says Hans Olav Grøttheim.
Published at nordlys 10.07.2002 - 04:00, updated 09.07.2003 21:32