A New Era.
As many of you know, in the last few years, I’ve been doing less and less gigs. Sure, I hop on stage every once in a while when a juicy opportunity arises – like the past summer’s Kaustinen Folk Music Festival or TUSKA Open Air Metal Festival – but all in all: it’s been quiet. Some years back I decided I was done with burning my candle from both ends, and I started making some big changes in my life.
With resilience and a lot of patience, I’ve managed to find and maintain some kind of a balance. It’s not perfect yet, and it’ll probably be a work in progress for years to come, but it’s there. Keeping the balance means saying No to a lot of interesting opportunities. I’m naturally a curious being: I love music from many a different genres, and it’s not too hard to get me interested and excited about a new project. Because of this, I need to carefully weigh up each project offered to me, and think about what it adds into my life and how much of my time it consumes. There are only so many hours in a week! I have to say it’s been liberating to realise I don’t have to be everywhere to make it count.
And now, when after 12 years of hard work, our band Crimfall has decided to call it quits (more about that on Crimfall’s Facebook page), I will be concentrating on my songwriting and music producing studies at Metropolia University of Applied Sciences. My goal is to be able to write great songs and produce sound awesome enough to get my songs out there. Let me be clear: there might come a day when I’m ready to make a solo album, but right now I just want to write and produce for other artists.
So should you need a tailored song, a choir piece, a cowriting partner, some vocal producing, or even if you really really want to hear me sing at your event, please don’t hesitate to ask. We’ve all got bills to pay, right?
On the verge of December 2018,
Photo by Elsa Wellamo
Hair & Makeup by Sini Silfvenius-Bart / Pähkinä-Hius
Helena’s music is sponsored by Koistinen Kantele.