In a recent interview with Duke TV from France, Nightwish frontwoman Floor Jansen has shared new informations about their upcoming album. She talked about songwriting process and said:
“The way it works with Nightwish has been and it always will be is that Tuomas [Holopainen, keyboards] writes the music. Also, with [2015’s] ‘Endless Forms Most Beautiful’, I did not feel the need to say, ‘Yeah, I’m a songwriter, too. So I should write songs.’
The reason why Nightwish sounds the way it does is because he writes the music. But another reason why it sounds the way it does is because other people that are musical and are songwriters too come in and say, ‘Okay, this is the song and we are gonna play it. I’m gonna sing it.’ So everybody has their sound and their personality and signature into the songs.
And so did I on ‘Endless Forms Most Beautiful’, and that’s how I see the upcoming album as well. If I would feel that I just wrote a song that would be perfect for Nightwish, I would surely play it to him, but he writes on a level that I don’t really feel I have much to add.
But if I would feel that way, I would surely be able to play it to him and he would listen to it. But he is the one making Nightwish sound like this, so I’m very good with that.”
Nightwish’s latest album “Endless Forms Most Beautiful” was released on March 27, 2015.
You can watch the entire interview below.