Marko Hietala and Tarja Turunen release video for duet single “Left On Mars”

Author Hernan Osuna - 13.3.2024

Former Nightwish members Marko “Marco” Hietala and Tarja Turunen have teamed up on a new song called “Left On Mars“. You can watch the official music video for the track below.

Inspired by a tale of love and longing, this ethereal ballad combines Marko’s emotive lyrics and powerful riffs with Tarja’s hauntingly beautiful vocals, creating a symphony that resonates deep within the soul.

Marko Hietala comments on the song: “A love song to my wife which ends up uniting two old friends. Even if the song itself sucked, I would be pleased about the result!”

Marko´s guitarist and album producer Tuomas Wäinölä remembers hearing the song for the first time at Marko’s place in Kuopio: “It was a strong one immediately. I think Marko had the idea of it being a duet too, straight from the beginning. After that, it was just a matter of grinding and demoing it well. The fun part was taking the song to Switzerland on a USB drive, like proper agents! We had this secret meeting when we had a Pratteln Outdoor gig with Tarja, both playing our own sets. And yeah, it was great to see them together on stage and finally singing the same tune again!”