The Gentle Storm Stream New Song 'Shores Of India'

. (Prog) The Gentle Storm have released a stream of their track Shores Of India from debut album The Diary. It's the "gentle" version of the number, created by Ayreon mastermind Arjen Lucassen and former The Gathering vocalist Anneke van Giersbergen.

Lucassen says of the track: "For me the 'gentle' version really shines in its acoustic setting. It feels like an emotional journey because of the many exotic instruments that were used."

The song is about 17th-century sailors arriving at the continent for the first time. Van Giersbergen says: "I immediately loved the mysterious and exotic melodies. It must have been overwhelming for these sailors to encounter such a different and wonderful culture. We really tried to put ourselves in their position and capture their amazement.

"There's a big difference in how we approached the vocals on both versions, because musically there is a different intensity between the 'gentle' and 'storm' interpretations. But the lyrics and emotions remain the same. It has been such a great experience working on that with Arjen."

Stream the song here.

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