Alternative metal band Awake Again from Turku, Finland, has enlisted Infected Rain frontwoman Lena Scissorhands for its new single “Busy Doing Nothing.”
“We’d been thinking for a while already how it’d be cool to have a guest singer on one of our songs, and the structure and rhythm in ‘Busy Doing Nothing’ were perfect for two singers,” the band said. “The first name that came to our minds was Lena from Infected Rain. Lucky for us, she said yes.”
“Working with Awake Again was very easy and fun. The song’s meaning speaks volumes to me, and I have written about a similar topic for Infected Rain before,” Lena said, referring to the theme of “Busy Doing Nothing”–apathy and pain resulting from the lack of self-control. “For me, it’s very important to feel the song before I agree to be a part of it, which in this case was not an issue at all. I’m really happy I could add a little bit of me to this great song, and I’m super happy with the result!”
The song was produced by Jonas Olsson (Amorphis, Blind Channel), and mixed and mastered by the Grammy-winning Jacob Hansen (Amaranthe, Volbeat).
Awake Again will release its debut album this fall and has shared the songs “Enmity,” “Look Around” and “Into Two” so far.