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Epica Singer Simone Simons Talks New Album

06/02/2016
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(TeamRock Radio) Epica singer Simone Simons says their upcoming album The Holographic Principle has a more catchy feel than their previous work. The follow-up to 2014's The Quantum Enigma is set for release on October 1 via Nuclear Blast - and Simons also reveals they pushed themselves to make the record "bigger than before."

She tells Spark TV: "It was a huge amount of songs and a lot to take in - but we put everything in this record and we hope that it will pay off. The Quantum Enigma was received so well, we set the bar so high, but we accepted the challenge to make an even better record. And we've done everything bigger than before - we had more orchestra, a bigger choir. We had so many different instruments. Vocally, I put everything in the record that I can possibly do, and I'm very pleased with it."

She refers to the album orchestration and choral sections as being "the seventh and eighth" members of the band, and adds: "Besides having catchy melodies, we also wanted to have really groovy vocal lines. And that's something we worked on as well. We changed up some things to make it less predictable." Watch the full interview here.

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