February 6, 2014 Tuomas Holopainen releases video for “A Lifetime Of Adventure”
Directed by Ville Lipiäinen (NIGHTWISH, 30 SECONDS TO MARS, HIM), incorporating Mika Jussila’s photos of Tuomas Holopainen and Don Rosa in the recording studio, and featuring Finnish vocalist Johanna Kurkela, the official video for the track “A Lifetime Of Adventure” from Holopainen’s debut solo album is now available for viewing below.
The Life And Times Of Scrooge is based on writer & illustrator Don Rosa’s graphic novel The Life And Times Of Scrooge McDuck, which NIGHTWISH song composer and keyboard player Tuomas Holopainen read nearly twenty years ago. About the video, Holopainen shares:
“The idea of someone dressing up as Scrooge McDuck and then filming him digging gold and riding an emu on an Australian desert felt just a tad corny. The director, Ville Lipiäinen, and me went through some options of how to approach the video and soon agreed to shoot a sort of ‘Making Of’ clip of the song. Ville then followed us to London’s Angel Studios and later Petrax Studios to film some shots from the orchestra, vocal, guitar, and piano sessions. The hero of the video is Don Rosa himself. His presence and facial expressions always put a big smile on my face. I hope you’ll enjoy this adventure as much as we did!”
Fourteen years in the making from concept to reality and featuring artwork by writer & illustrator Don Rosa, The Life And Times Of Scrooge will be released this spring via Nuclear Blast. The album was recorded from August to October 2013 at Angel Studios in London plus various locations around Scotland and Finland.