Aleah Liane Stanbridge passed away on 18 April 2016.
Her partner, the founder of Swallow the Sun, Juha Raivio, collected her songs and poems for later release.
Their joint project, Trees of Eternity, was released on November 11, 2016.
The title of the album was ‘Hour of the Nightingale’.
In 2017, with the help of Tomi Joutsen, Gas Lipstick and Heike Langhans, a record was made of music for Aleah’s poems and lyrics.
The project was named Hallatar.
The title of the album was ‘No Stars Upon The Bridge’.
Both records were released under the auspices of Svart Records.
Juha then mentioned several times that he wanted to make an Aleah solo album from demos of the young deceased singer.
It is well known that Aleah already had a demo album in 2007.
This was titled Demo Masters.
However, the songs were never completely finished.
This week, Juha announced that he was done with the record and the pre-order started today on Svart Records’ webshop.
The album’s release date is July 1, 2020. (Aleah’s birthday!)
Today released the first single and video for the album, made for the song “My Will”.
The disc itself will be a double album.
The songs will be heard in an acoustic version on the first disc, while in an electronic version on the second disc.
You can check the video below:
“April 18th will always stay as the blackest day of my life.
But from now on I want to remember it from something good too.
Please upload and share this banner if you wish and carry this flame with me.
But I want to remember this day also from something positive and good from now on.
I want to thank Svart Records for standing behind me and giving me the opportunity to release all this music so far to honour Aleah’s legacy, and now finally Aleah’s own album that she always wanted to release.
The flame that burns twice as bright, burns half as long”, but with the release of “My Will” from the superlunary new “Aleah” album, upon the anniversary of her tragic death, Aleah’s spirit burns ever so brightly upwards.
I hope you will support, share and carry this album like a golden torch of Aleah and tell the world about this healer and her music she left behind for us.
Carry the flame!”
Svart Records’ comment:
“Svart Records is proud to release the new posthumous solo album by Aleah Liane Stanbridge, better known as Aleah Starbridge, singer of the Swedish/Finnish band Trees of Eternity.
Aleah passed away in 2016 after a brave fight with cancer.
She was just 39 years old when she left this mortal coil, but Aleah’s eternal spirit lives on through her beautiful music, realised in her solo album brought to fruition by her life partner and Swallow The Sun/Trees of Eternity guitarist, Juha Raivio.”
Tracklist of the album:
Album 1. Acoustic.
6.Closing Under Pressure
7.Water and Wine
9.Touch My Face
Album 2. Electric.
2.Sacrifice (feat. Anilah)
You can pre-order the album here!
Juha about the album:
“This day April 18th will always stay as the blackest and saddest day of my life.
But I want to remember this day also from something positive and good from now on and release Aleah’s song “My Will” from her solo album that will be out on her birthday 1st of July 2020 this summer.
This is the electric version of the song taken from the album 2, and the acoustic one will follow soon.
This album will be a double album with all newly mastered Aleah acoustic songs and new versions where she wanted her songs to be taken to, including unreleased music too.
Also everyone who supports and pre-orders the album will get as a thank you gift a free download including more unreleased Aleah’s music and home recordings.
The download comes with the album.
Aleah, I made a promise to tell the world about your music and words my Love, and carry your fire as far as I just personally could.
And it has been beautiful to see how many have found your healing voice and have been carrying your flame ever since you left us from this world on your journey, Im so proud of you and your music that also changed my world.
If my music with Swallow the Sun, Trees of Eternity or Hallatar has ever given you anything, then I just ask this one favour from my heart.
Help out reaching the people who have never had a chance to hear Aleah’s voice yet, because I believe this world really needs it more than ever.
Join to tell about this magical being, her healing voice and her music.
Write, or post videos what Aleah’s music has meant to you and if her music has been part of your life.
Comment on youtube videos and spread the word that her album is finally coming out this summer.
Help me carrying this torch.
I can only thank for myself, but I want to thank Svart Records for standing behind me and giving me opportunity to honour Aleah’s music and words during these years, and now finally Aleah’s own album that she always wanted to release.
Thank you Jaani Peuhu who I produced this album with and all the musicians involved, and amazing artist Leyla Salm Art & Design for the magical painting on the album cover.
Thank you people very close and very far for your love.
My Will song and video is just the beginning and there will be many music videos coming out this spring and summer done by great people in Dronicon Films.
I hope you will support, share and carry this album like a golden torch of Aleah it is, and tell the world about this healer and her music she left behind for us.
Thank you for carrying this flame and making this day a bit brighter.
All the love to you.
All the love to Aleah.”
I’ll be coming soon with a bigger article about Aleah! 🙂
Stay tuned! 🙂