I logged onto Facebook today to see the latest post from the band Nightwish (the link is to post on their website):
Reading the brief statement through, I began to realize that I was, once more, desperately out of touch. Not to any signs that Anette Olzon and theband were having any issues. No, the sign that told me I was out of touch was that Floor Jansen (ex-After Forever, Revamp) was stepping in to finish
off the tour. It was not the stepping part, again, it was the statement that she was not with After Forever anymore. That led me to wonder when that happened, why did I not know it had happened, and what else I might have missed while I was under whatever rock I had apparently become my home of ignorance.
For those who are curious, both Nightwish and After Forever (with Floor Jansen on vocals) have been featured in my Saturday Songs segment.
Many times, writers will have a song in mind when they are writing. There are times when this happens for me as well.
Then there are times when you find the right song for a character well after that character has come to life. In this case, it is almost like the character is getting their voice after being mute for so long.
I have already discussed Duplicator, a character from one of my NaNoWriMo projects on this blog, as well a the song that managed to get me writing on that project. Now, as I get ready to work on the rewrite, I feel that I have found the song that best fits this character.
I have mentioned After Forever on this blog as well as part of my Women Rock playlist. But, considering that Duplicator is empowered by other superhumans, it seemed more and more appropriate for a song called Energize Me to apply to him.
This song, as well as other songs by After Forever, is available on iTunes, Amazon.com, and your local record store.