Finnish slide guitarist and singer-songwriter Erja Lyytinen has released a brand new single ahead of her next album that’s due this Autumn. Written and composed by Lyytinen and recorded with her brand new band including Kasperi Kallio (keyboards), Tatu Back (bass) and Iiro Laitinen (drums) it is titled ‘Without You’.
“I started writing ‘Without You’ a few years back, but never found the right moment to finish it,” said Lyytinen, “So I brought the song into the rehearsal studio at the beginning of 2018 and the band and I started to work on it. It´s funny how much a song might change alongside one’s playing over the years! The arrangement was completely different at first with some R&B elements but it turned out to be something that I´m keen doing on stage nowadays – it’s loud, rocky and frank!
“The song is about a person who is searching for the feeling she had with someone who´s no longer available. It is dealing with the phenomenon of how the human mind obsesses about something or someone that is out of a person’s reach.”
There is an accompanying video to ‘Without You’ and when the guitarist/singer describes making it as being “cool” she’s talking quite literally. “We were at the warehouse when we shot the video in the freezing cold!,” she exclaimed. “There was no heating and we shot the video during the coldest time of winter in Helsinki. It was still a lot of fun, as this is my first music video with the band being involved, so we had a good energy through the session and lots of hot tea!”
You can watch the video here now at Ramzine.
Erja Lyytinen has also confirmed for a headlining UK tour for this November 2018 to support the release of her forthcoming album. Dates are listed below.
ERJA LYYTINEN – NOVEMBER 2018 UK TOUR
London, Borderline Tuesday 6 November
Bridgwater, Bar Brunel Wednesday 7 November
Wolverhampton, Robin 2 Thursday 8 November
Darlington, R&B Club Friday 9 November
Bude, Blues Festival Sunday 11 November