On Sunday 03 February 2019, Within Temptation singer Sharon den Adel joined the British BBC Radio 2 for an interview and acoustic performance to promote their latest released studio album, “RESIST“, which was released Friday 01 February 2019 via Vertigo/Universal Music.
One of the tracks as featured on their seventh full length studio album is “Supernova”. The track was firstly performed live during their RESIST Europe Tour late 2018. Since the release of the futuristic sounding song, fans were eager to know the story behind the song. Sharon den Adel explains:
I wrote this song for my dad. He died last year in April. It’s about the fact, when somebody passes away, you hope they’ll give you a sign that they’re OK. This song is about you hoping to see this ‘supernova’, this super bright star. This super glow, like a sign from this afterlife.
Next to this beautiful story behind the song, they performed “Supernova” live in an acoustic way for the very first time. Next to this, they also performed the acoustic version of “The River” by Bruce Springsteen. Listen to the interview and acoustic songs over at BBC Radio 2.
For this new studio album, Within Temptation signed a new album deal with the German based Vertigo Music, which is part of Universal Music. It will be their first release through this label. The reason why it took the Dutch rock band 5 years to return back with a new album is known already. Singer-songwriter Sharon den Adel faced a writers block and could not find any new inspiration to continue with Within Temptation. Next to this, her father got very sick and it was time for Sharon to take a break.
After this, she returned to songwriting after a while. Her first solo project was born, “My Indigo“, with a first single late 2017, and her solo album early 2018. During her solo project, she finally found the mood and motivation again to write for Within Temptation. It took the band only a year to write, record and master this album. Fans already got a preview for this album, with the release of four singles and five out of ten tracks performed live during their RESIST Europe 2018 tour.