Singer ANETTE OLZON (ex-NIGHTWISH) checks in with the following songwriting update:

“I just finished writing my new song that I’ve been working on for some weeks… This time I am doing the lyrics in Swedish and it was a bit hard but also challenging to do that, and now I’ve just sent it to my friend Fredrik Bergh to see how it will sound after the music is added. Since I don’t play instruments so well, I always need help with recording. That, and Fredrik is fast and really good at what he does.

The way we work is that I sing the song and record it directly in to Garage Band and set the tempo I want it to have. Then I write down the lyrics and also add little comments to Fredrik (on) how I have thought the song should be “built”. Then I send the song to iTunes and email lyrics and the song file to Fredrik and voila! – his magic can start working.

I love the technology of today, making it so easy to create music, even when we live far apart in the country!”

Olzon will guest on the upcoming self-titled debut album from SAPPHIRE EYES – featuring ALYSON AVENUE Niclas Olsson and lead singer Thomas Bursell, to be released on November 30th via Avenue Of Allies.