Enya Returns with new album Amarantine
on November 22, 2005
Warner Music Canada Press Release
Warner Music Canada is pleased to announce the release of Enya’s latest
album Amarantine, her sixth album and follow-up to her 13 million
selling A Day Without Rain.
Recorded in Ireland, Amarantine is classic Enya and once again,
the record is a product of the extraordinary and long-standing creative
partnership Enya has enjoyed throughout her career with producer/arranger
Nicky Ryan and lyricist Roma Ryan. From the soaring choruses of the
title track to the exquisite nuances of Wild Violet based on a haiku
by the Japanese poet Basho, everything you could want from an Enya record
is here in abundance.
Lyrically, however, you will find one or two innovations. In the past,
Enya has sung lyrics written for her by Roma in Gaelic, Welsh, Latin
and Spanish, as well as English. This time there is no Gaelic. But in
addition to the song in Japanese, Enya sings three songs written in
a customised language invented by Roma. The idea arose after she'd written
lyrics in Elvish when Enya was invited to sing the theme song for The
Lord Of The Rings - The Fellowship Of The Ring soundtrack, at the
personal request of director Peter Jackson.
With more than 65 million album sales to date, Enya is one of the world's
biggest selling artists. A Day Without Rain was released in 2000
and became her biggest selling album to date, staying on the Billboard
album chart for over two years.
In 2001 two of Enya's songs May It Be and Aníron appeared
in the film The Lord of the Rings - The Fellowship of the Ring.
Enya, Nicky and Roma were all nominated for an Oscar and a Golden Globe
for May It Be.
Now comes Amarantine, Enya's most rounded and fully realized
work to date, music that is as timeless and enduring as the amaranth
itself, the mythical flower that never fades.
For more information, please visit: www.enya.com
Transcribed: Book of Days