Today it was revealed that the new Vanilla Ninja comeback single is titled “Gotta Get It Right”, not “The Reason Is You” as it was previously assumed. As we learn from the social media of the group, the girls are currently in Berlin and working on their return. Even though there were a lot of obstacles, especially due to the pandemic and necessity to divide the work between Estonia and Germany, everything seems to be finally going well. So, save the date because the release of the single is set for June 18th! The music video to the song will premiere on this day as well.
Singer Lenna Kuurmaa gave birth to her third child in November – her daughters, Ami and Matilda, got a little brother. Recently, in her radio show “Manna ja Lenna”, she also revealed the boy’s name. The son of the singer and her fiancé, Lauri Mäesepp, was named Kusti!
During the show, the woman also admitted that it had been such a long time since her previous pregnancy that she had to remind herself once again how to change diapers and hold the baby.
Lenna confirmed the pregnancy last August in conversation with Õhtuleht.
The past year brought joyful news to many music lovers – Vanilla Ninja is reuniting and releasing a new album! Piret Järvis-Milder revealed that the band was not ruling out the possibility of taking part in a major event, in which they had already once participated.
ETV2 aired “Eesti Laul” television special, where Egert Milder (Piret’s husband and this year’s Eesti Laul contestant) and Piret were also interviewed. As a member of Vanilla Ninja, Piret took part in national selections for Eurovision Song Contest and went on to represent Switzerland.
Exciting news of a new Vanilla Ninja music video surfaced last week. The videoshoot had started on Tuesday, February 23rd, in Tallinn’s Linnahall and then, after two days, got moved to Kultuurikatel. Four original members were present during the shoot, including Lenna Kuurmaa, Piret Järvis-Milder, Katrin Siska (currently living in Portugal) and Triinu Kivilaan (arriving from Switzerland), who rejoined the group after 16 years.
Vanilla Ninja, a girlband extremely popular in their times, announced a return some time ago and informed they were not coming back in the original line-up, with Triinu Kivilaan rejoining Lenna Kuurmaa, Piret Järvis-Milder and Katrin Siska. But why wasn’t Maarja Kivi-Meriste, now living in Los Angeles, invited to join? Long distance can’t be the obstacle taking into consideration that Katrin Siska, for example, lives in Cape Town.
To be absolutely honest, this new album is a surprise also to me, just like the fact that they are working with David Brandes again. – reveals Maarja Kivi in an interview with Sky.ee.
Shortly after Maarja left the band, Vanilla Ninja signed for the new record label, which years later became the doom for the whole band.
It’s funny, how the world runs. But time heals all wounds. Given the fact that I wasn’t involved this time, I wouldn’t expect any cooperation in the nearest future. – said Kivi.
Last week, former Vanilla Ninja members revealed on their social media that they were going to reunite and release a new album next year.
Actually, I guess you could say that the new Vanilla Ninja will sound like the old Vanilla Ninja. We don’t want to shock anybody, so I think those people, that liked Vanilla Ninja’s music 15 years ago, will be happy, because the sound remains quite the same. What I really like is that we are not going to try out a new, modern sound image, but stick to our roots. – said Piret Järvis-Milder in Raadio 2’s morning show “Hommikus!”.
To continue the course of good news – Lenna became a mother for the third time! A baby boy was welcomed to Lenna and Lauri Mäesepp’s family on November 26th, becoming a brother to Lenna’s two daughters from her relationship with Robert Vaigla, Ami (7) and Matilda (5), and making Lauri a father for the first time. Congratulations!