(This entry was originally posted on MySpace on January 28th)
Ok, folks. Here it is, the new album.
It's called "Tuomo reaches out for you".
It's 49 minutes and 7 seconds long.
It has 11 songs.
19 musicians appear on it.
It was recorded between march and december 2008.
It's all yours, I hope you like it.
About the importance of reaching out...
The title "Tuomo reaches out for you" was originally inspired by conversations I had
with people I met right here, on myspace. When my first album came out I was surprised
and, quite frankly, deeply touched by the messages I got from people around the world.
So many people somehow drifted on to my page and liked what they heard.
I was having conversations with music lovers from places I'd never visited.
This, to me, was beautiful.
Once, after a particularly touching exchange of thoughts with a distant friend,
I wrote a song about the experience. The song was called "Reach out for you".
So, that song started with the idea of reaching out over oceans and
feeling connected with people all over the world, but as I was writing the second verse,
I noticed that I was writing about something that was much closer, and much more personal.
I'm not going into detail here (because it wouldn't make any difference to anyone except me),
but ultimately the song turned out to be about reaching out for the ones who are right next to you,
the ones who can help you when you're down.
It's about saying "I need help", or "You need help, let me help you".
What could be more important?
Anyway, this album is me reaching out for you, not necessarily to offer help, or ask for it...
Just an attempt to touch your lives and be touched by them.
Nothing makes me more happy than knowing you've listened to what I wanted to say.
So keep writing those messages and comments and keep coming to the shows...
...and I'll keep writing these songs, ok?