Symphonic metal unit Exit Eden, whose vocal front line consists of Clémentine Delauney (Visions of Atlantis), Anna Brunner (League of Distortion) and Marina La Torraca (Phantom Elite), reveal their second new single, a dramatic cover of one of Journey’s biggest hits, Separate Ways! Topped by the release of the band’s debut, Rhapsodies in Black (which reached number fifteen on the German album charts), millions of video views (over twelve million for their cover of Bonnie Tyler’s Total Eclipse Of The Heart) and an energetic performance at Wacken, three of the most talented women in metal will release their second album, Femmes Fatales, on January 12, 2024 via Napalm Records.
Exit Eden’s new masterpiece is an illustration of strength and female empowerment, and it contains its own original compositions as well as covers of international hits. The trio gives the iconic Separate Ways a fresh new soundscape, dressing the huge eighties AOR hit in a veil of symphonic heaviness. Watch the accompanying music video below and make sure to pre-order your copy of Femmes Fatales!
The band states: “Our version of this Journey classic is a tribute to rock ‘n roll and timeless tunes. We are thrilled to retell this musical tale with our own voices and share it with you today.”
When Clémentine Delauney, Anna Brunner, Marina La Torraca and Amanda Somerville came together to form Exit Eden, backed by the release of their first album, Rhapsodies in Black, in summer 2017, it became immediately clear that this combination would be both powerful and magical! These four outstanding and independent female vocalists proved that symphonic heaviness can go hand in hand with pop music – dressing well-known classics in a yet unheard soundscape, and evoking more than just a covers album!
Now performing as a trio, the band’s new full-length follows the path of its predecessor, as it contains six cover versions of famous cross-generational super-hits, but this time also shines by offering six original compositions. With one exception (Dying in my Dreams, co-written by Marina La Torraca), the remaining five original songs were brought to life by Anna Brunner and Hannes Braun (Kissin’ Dynamite), who is also responsible for recording, production and mixing, whereas the album was mastered by Jacob Hansen (Delain, Amaranthe, Volbeat, Destruction and many more).
Self-confidently leading straight into the tempting world of Exit Eden, opening Femme Fatale, Buried in the Past and Hold Back Your Fear conjure a mystical atmosphere with strings and orchestral elements, topped by complementary vocals uniting the sonic diversity of the all-femme trio. Dying In My Dreams and album closer Elysium set the tone as captivating mid-tempo tracks with intense choruses that speak straight to the heart. Moving further along the path where Rhapsodies in Black left off, the band then picked the next selection of international super-hits – transforming them into their very own creation, yet still paying reverence to the originals on Femmes Fatales. It’s a Sin (Pet Shop Boys), Separate Ways, Desanchantée (Mylène Farmer), Poison (Alice Cooper), Alone (Heart) and Kayleigh (Marilion), re-arranged as undoubtably striking rock/symphonic metal compositions, form the common thread between the debut and Femmes Fatales.