Someone once told “Love is one of the magical things that we still have”.
And music is another one of those things. It has a great power in itself, it can act like a time-machine that lead you back to your past, allowing you to relive moments you have almost forgotten.
Many years ago there was a little girl, eagerly waiting every afternoon for her dad to come back from work and read her aloud the great adventure of Scrooge McDuck. She dreamed of Alaska, of Glittering Goldie, she fell in love with Disney and comics books, finding in them her first friends.
That girl is now a woman, but she’s still here, resurfaced right now while listening to this perfect soundtrack. In her eyes, a snowy landscape and the northern lights. In her ears, the sound of a piano and the magic, angelic voice of Johanna Kurkela.
This song is like a gift to that little girl, a way to keep her alive. And so is the video, directed by Ville Lipiäinen, who also directed the new Nightwish DVD “Showtime, Storytime”.
The video for “A Lifetime of adventure” is a making of the song and of the cover art of the album, featuring Tuomas Holopainen, Johanna Kurkela, Pip Williams and the great Don Rosa, shoot while sketching some of the storyboards.
Maybe this song will disappoint all those who expected something more metal, more “Nightwish style”. Well, this is not Nightwish. When you listen to it, you simply have to accept and understand what it really is: a dream of a child, that finally came true. And, being Tuomas Holopainen’s dream, it’s of course a masterpiece . As for me, I can’t wait to have the entire album in my stereo.
Review by Alessia