Bloodart recently conducted an interview with former AMBERIAN DAWN and current DARK SARAH singer Heidi Parviainen. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below.
Bloodart: You’ve gone from AMBERIAN DAWN and you’ve started your own project. Tell us, where did you get the idea for the new project DARK SARAH? Did you one day wake up in the morning and say: “Okay, today I start my new project.”?
Heidi: I had been planning my own project for years but never had really the time for it next to AMBERIAN DAWN. And in fall 2011, I started an active phase to make my project happen. After quitting AMBERIAN DAWN, I could concentrate on it only. At this point of my career, I felt I had to make one of my dreams come true in the form of DARK SARAH. But who knows what the future will bring?
Bloodart: Where did the idea for the name of your project DARK SARAH? Sarah is your alter ego?
Heidi: The name for DARK SARAH came along the first lyrics I wrote for this project. The story is about a woman who has gone through some rough time and was actually left on the altar by her husband. She almost breaks down, but something wakes up inside of her and she becomes another person, her meaner half, Dark Sarah. So Dark Sarah became my project name and kind of my alter ego, too. I wanted to make the name sound like a supervillain or a cartoon figure like a Catwoman, Jekyl Hyde, etc. since they all have their metamorphoses. There is also a meaning behind the name Sarah which is an really old name and means “a princess,” and Dark Sarah a “dark princess.” The eye of horus symbol in her eye when she transforms into hear meaner self means protection; she protects her good self by becoming bad.
Bloodart: The first song what we’ll be able to hear and to what we’ll could watch is song called “Save Me”. What can you tell us about this song and music video?
Heidi: The song “Save Me” is an introduction song and it tells the story about transforming into Dark Sarah. There is a strong movie kind of feeling in it and really strong story telling. It is such a big song and I felt it needed a music video to support the story. The music video was made in Finland by Voionmaan Opisto and Routafilmi in October 2012 (really freezing!) and mostly in the forest.
Bloodart: When DARK SARAH debut album will be released? Could you, tell us something about this album?
Heidi: I’m without a contract yet, so labels start calling! The debut album of DARK SARAH is metal music but different from the mainstreem symphonic metal music. It is fresh and has elements of movie music.
Read the entire interview from Bloodart.