First single from the new album: "Élan"!

The wait is over, folks...we have a name for the first Nightwish single for the new album, and it is "Élan"! The single will be released on February 13th, and you can pre-order copies at the Nightwish-Shop!

Here’s a quote from Tuomas about “Élan”…

“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

“Commented NIGHTWISH keyboardist and songwriter Tuomas Holopainen: “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…”