Vanilla Ninja, who revealed their first comeback single in June, continues to release new music.
“No Regrets” is already the second single from the band’s comeback album “Encore”, which is set to premiere on October 8th. The record’s opening track, “Gotta Get It Right”, reached the audience in June. While “Gotta Get It Right” was stylistically similar to the band’s previous creations, “No Regrets” shows Vanilla Ninja, who has been cultivating pop-rock so far, in a completely new and surprising light.
If someone had told us, in our early years, that one day we’d be doing folk, we would have taken it as a joke. – laughs Vanilla Ninja’s main vocalist, Lenna Kuurmaa. But here we are now. Personally, I warmed up my violin playing skills for the new song. I had not held a violin in years!
“No Regrets” author is a German songwriter and producer, David Brandes, with whom Vanilla Ninja released previously two albums. The new comeback album “Encore”, premiering on October 8th, also comes from this cooperation. The authors of the lyrics are Vanilla Ninja members – Piret Järvis-Milder and Lenna Kuurmaa.
The video for the song was filmed near Berlin in May. Part of it was shot in yellow rapeseed fields and the other in the mysterious Schönow castle, which was built in the first half of the 19th century and nowadays is mainly used as a set for movies and videos.
Last November, Vanilla Ninja announced their plans to reunite after over 10 years and release a new album, filled with new music. Vanilla Ninja are one of the most internationally successful Estonian bands of all time. Their album “Traces of Sadness”, published in 2004, reached 3rd place in Germany’s official albums sale chart and received platinum status not only in Germany but also Austria and Switzerland. The band’s third record, “Blue Tattoo”, also reached high sales rates, going gold and platinum in many European countries. The band performed all over the world, including Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Japan, Iraq, Kuwait, etc.
Vanilla Ninja came together in 2002 in Tallinn, with the ensemble then consisting of Lenna Kuurmaa, Piret Järvis-Milder, Katrin Siska ja Maarja Kivi. The latter one left the band in 2004 and Triinu Kivilaan from Viljandi joined Vanilla Ninja in exchange. The comeback is carried out by Lenna, Piret, Katrin and Triinu.