Ville Valo on his new music: still “emotional” and “melancholy”

Author Flavia Andrade - 23.2.2024

In a recent interview with Zisis Petkanas of Rock Overdose, former HIM frontman Ville Valo addressed his plans for the next months, which include work on a tentative follow-up to his debut solo album, “Neon Noir”, released in January 2023, as VV.

Valo said:

It’s only a few weeks to go to. We’re gonna fly over to Australia and New Zealand and then over to Athens. And then we’re playing about 32 shows and finishing the tour in London in early May. And after that, I don’t know. And that’s the cool thing about it. I’m probably gonna start working on new music. I’ve already started humming and strumming a couple of new ideas.

I’m sort of like a racehorse with the blinkers on. So I wanna concentrate on the tour. And that’s the important thing now. And then once the tour is over, then ‘Neon Noir is over for me. I don’t have to think about that album anymore, and I don’t have to think about the songs, which means that I’m free to do whatever I choose. And if I’m reading the horoscope right, I think that I’m gonna be working on music, and it won’t be that much different. So it will still be emotional, it will still be melancholy. But I have no idea yet when that music might come out and in which form. But I’m definitely gonna be working on some music. And I think the quicker, the better.

I’m excited about the fact that people have been interested in what I do. If it wouldn’t have gone so well, it might be that I wouldn’t be as keen on doing it more. So, it’s a matter of survival. It has to be.

You can watch the full interview below: