12 songs, 12 questions and 4 ninjas | About tears, dangerous nights and faith: regrets do not push forward.
12 different tracks from Vanilla Ninja’s new album „Encore” inspired us to ask questions related to the song titles in order to find out what makes Lenna Kuurmaa, Piret Järvis-Milder, Katrin Siska and Triinu Kivilaan’s eyes water, when they last felt wonderful and when was the last time they regretted anything. Put their new record on and read, as it turns out that, for example, one of them became a school chef for a week…
1. Gotta Get It Right
When was the last time you felt „it has to succeed” and did it succeed [after all]?
Piret: This thought sums up the ninjas’ comeback very well. In fact, throughout this whole time, we had been planning our comeback, it always seemed like maybe it was too much to take on and too complicated to restart the whole machinery. Taking into account that, for example, everyone has families, their own jobs and activities and that we live very far from each other. But the fact is that our album „Encore” is now officially out and it came as a big surprise to us that we were actually able to do it!
Triinu: There are a lot of these things every day that bring you this feeling, even just at work… This is why it is hard to point each of them out individually. But, of course, the biggest successes came to me at work. And in music. Vanilla Ninja’s comeback is also a great success that I could not have even expected.
Lenna: Last week, when I took it upon myself to help at the local school as a cook, as the school chef fell ill. I had to feed 85 people. Yes, it was a success!
Katrin: When I started training our little naughty puppy boy and he has become a young reasonable puppy over time.
Already on Friday, during the Estonian Film and TV Awards’ gala, last year’s most notable figures will be awarded in 15 television and 15 film categories. During the event, which is celebrating its 5th anniversary this year, Vanilla Ninja will return to stage for the first time in over 10 years.
The performance at the EFTA gala will really be our first open performance in over 10 years and I am so glad it is finally happening. – said Piret Järvis-Milder. This is how our comeback will finally become official. That we are not only pecking within the studio walls, but still get in front of the audience as well. Moreover, it is very important that it is at home where we can make our first, so to speak, comeback public appearance. Feeling excited and hopeful either way.
The Lõunakeskus’ initiative, Sõber Raamat, is a series of audio stories assembled by psychologists that helps children understand and cope with complex situations that may await them in life, let it be bullying, brother-sister relationships, loneliness, parental divorce, loss of a loved one, etc. It is bibliotherapy – spiritual and emotional support through storytelling, reading and listening.
Listen to Lenna reading “Star money” by Brothers Grimm below.