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First Single "Élan" Announced By Nightwish, Due Out February

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Finland's Nightwish announced that the first single from the forthcoming new album (as of yet untitled) will be entitled "Élan." The single will be released on February 13, 2015 via Nuclear Blast Records and will be available as a maxi single on CD and vinyl formats. The song is the first original track to be released with ReVamp vocalist Floor Jansen.

The announcement reads:

"'Oh, while I live to be the ruler of life, Not a slave
To meet life as a powerful conqueror, and nothing exterior to me will ever take command of me.'

"- Walt Whitman

"Songwriter/keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen commented: 'This beautiful quote from my hero Uncle Walt was the starting point for writing 'Élan'. The underlying theme of the song is nothing less than the meaning of life, which can be something different for all of us. It´s important to surrender yourself to the occasional 'free fall' and not to fear the path less travelled by. 'Élan' is a wonderful teaser for the full-length album, giving out a little taste, but revealing very little of the actual Journey of Grandeur to come…'"

The track list for the single is:


1. Élan (album version)
2. Élan (radio edit)
3. Élan (alternate version)
4. Sagan (non-album bonus track)


Side A:
1. Élan (album version)
2. Élan (radio edit)
Side B
1. Élan (alternate version)
2. Sagan (non-album bonus track)

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1. name writes:

That image of the band includes wrong band members.

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2. Westfallen writes:

You must be new here name.

I was hoping Elan would be a Wheel of Time reference :/

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