There are important changes happening in the Vanilla Ninja lineup.
There are significant changes happening within Vanilla Ninja, the band that reunited and released the new album last year, after a 15-years-long break. Keyboard player Katrin Siska and vocalist and bass player Triinu Kivilaan are leaving the band and a new musician is joining the group. Their identity is to be revealed in just a week’s time, when the fresh lineup’s first joint videosingle „Encore” is released.
We are deeply sorry that our journey together as a band with Katrin and Triinu has come to an end. – say Vanilla Ninja members Lenna Kuurmaa and Piret Järvis-Milder. We will very much miss the indescribable synergy that had always been there between the four of us and that existed even now, after all those years, when we were working on our comeback album „Encore”.
Triinu, who is leaving the band, also confirms: I look back on our time together with a good feeling, because it was fun to see the girls after such a long time and make music together again. There was exactly the same feeling as before… Maybe even better than before, as everyone got older and it was interesting to share moments from our lives with each other.
I am glad we got to reach the top with the band – we shared stage with Lenny Kravitz, Enrique Iglesias and many other outstanding stars. Now I am already working on new projects. – Katrin explains her decision to leave the band. She comforts the fans by promising to remain publicly active and hopes for their support also in the future. Among others, I will continue on the path of healthy cooking, trainings and eternal vitality. If anyone wishes to be healthy, lose weight or look young, they should check my social media channels and try out some effective techniques. To Piret, Lenna and Triinu I wish all the best in the future and I am looking forward to seeing the new lineup in concerts!
Triinu, who has been living in Switzerland for 14 years, explains her reason for the departure as follows: I decided to leave Vanilla Ninja, because I do not have enough time for the band-related activities alongside my day job, unfortunately. – Triinu confirms they will all go on as friends. I wish my ninja-sisters a lot of success and wind in their sails for the future!
In exchange for Katrin and Triinu, the band will be joined by a new musician, whose name is going to be revealed next Friday, March 4th, at 5 p.m., when Vanilla Ninja’s new video for the single „Encore” is released. The video was made by Estonia’s hottest young directors, Romet and Raul Esko, known as Eskobros.
Vanilla Ninja is an Estonian band that came together in 2002 and gained great popularity in such countries alongside Estonia as Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Poland in the early 2000’s. The band’s second album, „Traces of Sadness”, reached 3rd place in the official album sales chart in Germany and went platinum not only in Germany, but also in Austria and Switzerland. Their comeback album „Encore”, released last year, reached 13th place in the German album sales chart.