March 17, 2024

Experience the celestial harmonies of two iconic voices as Marko Hietala and Tarja Turunen unite in a mesmerizing duet like never before!

Embark on a journey through space and time with Left On Mars, a captivating single and accompanying video that transcends boundaries of genre and imagination. Inspired by a tale of love and longing, this ethereal ballad combines Marko‘s emotive lyrics and powerful riffs with Tarja‘s hauntingly beautiful vocals, creating a symphony that resonates deep within the soul.

Photo: Eva Cuenca

Marko Hietala said about the song: “A love song to my wife which ends up uniting two old friends. Even if the song itself sucked, I would be pleased about the result!”

Marko’s guitarist and album producer Tuomas Wäinölä recalls hearing the song for the first time at Marko‘s place in Kuopio: “It was a strong one immediately. I think Marko had the idea of it being a duet too, straight from the beginning. After that it was just a matter of grinding and demoing it well. The fun part was taking the song to Switzerland on an USB drive, like proper agents! We had this secret meeting when we had a Pratteln Outdoor gig with Tarja, both playing our own sets.

And yeah, it was great to see them together on stage and finally singing the same tune again!”

From the initial spark of inspiration to the final note, every moment of Left On Mars exudes passion and creativity. Marko‘s evocative storytelling sets the stage for Tarja‘s enchanting performance, forming a cosmic connection that transports listeners to a world beyond imagination.