ERJA LYYTINEN – Waiting For The Daylight

Erja Lyytinen’s new album Waiting For The Daylight is now out and it’s a great set of 9 songs from Finland’s ‘Queen of the slide guitar’. Known as a blues player, her new material includes more hard-rock with the single “Last Girl”, southern (a bit country) rock of the excellent lead off track “Bad Seed”, and a bit of heavy prog-ish rock with the album’s center piece and title track, with it’s riff & organ giving the intro a Deep Purple feel, before the song takes on a few changes. “Waiting For The Daylight” is a personal song dealing with losing someone, and an epic piece, check out the solo here.

Other favorites on this album have to be the re-working of “You Talk Dirty”, a much heavier rockin’ version of the blues song originally recorded for 2002’s Attention! album (w/ Dave’s Special); as well “Run Away” that features a big guitar driven chorus, softer verses, a sweet vocal, and the slow blues closing cut “The End Of Music”. A very eye-catching, colorful album cover as well. Available on CD & LP at Erja Lyytinen’s website.

Photo Credit: Antti Karppinen

*For more info check out the links below, as well as the press info on Erja Lyytinen’s new single (and 3rd from this album)

Erja Lyytinen is pleased to release the third single and title track from her ninth studio album Waiting For The Daylight. The single was released the same day as her highly anticipated new album Waiting For The Daylight, which is available – https://erjalyytinen.com/waiting-for-the-daylight

To support the release of the new album, Erja will embark on a co-headline UK tour with the award-winning Belfast-based blues guitarist Dom Martin from November 7-10. Dates include Southampton, The 1865 (Nov 7), Bilston, The Robin (Nov 8), London, The Grace (Nov 9) and Grimsby, Yardbirds Club (Nov 10).  Erja will be also playing with her band at Dudley, The Lamb (Nov 11) and Sittingbourne, The Bourne Music Club (Nov 13).

Tickets are available from www.erjalyytinen.com/tour.

“Waiting For The Daylight” starts with a big guitar riff,” says Erja. “The intro leads to an airy verse and the choruses are quite heavy and dramatic. The heavy guitar riff that repeats throughout the song. I played two guitar solos on the end of the song in the style of Tony Iommi to create tension towards the end.

Continues Erja, “Recording this song was emotional experience for me. I was playing the solo for my friend who died because of a long-term illness. I also poured a lot of the pandemic frustration on this one, so the track became very passionate. In the lyrics, this beautiful creature comes to you on your last day to release you from your earthy pains. The story has a bit of that chivalry romance in some way. We filmed the music video also on the beautiful castle of Raasepori in Finland.”

“My band does an amazing job on the track, with Tatu Back on bass, Iiro Laitinen on drums and Harri Taittonen on Hammond,” concludes Erja. “I also dusted off my violin and played violin tracks to the end of the song. There´s a lot of layers in this blues-rock piece!”

The new album is available from – https://erjalyytinen.com/waiting-for-the-daylight

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