Wintersun’s Jari Mäenpää shares updates on the upcoming album

Author Silvia Tortiglione - 11.2.2023

A long time has passed since Wintersun‘s latest effort, “The Forest Seasons” released in 2017. Fans are eager to hear something new, and despite the lack of updates, Wintersun‘s leader, Jari Mäenpää, intervened firsthand to reassure the public and share some insights. On the band’s official social media, Jari explains the reasons behind the silence:

Guys, I am working on an album, several in fact, like I’ve updated you many times and will keep updating. One of these albums is coming along nicely and it’s a strong possibility it’s going to be the next one. This album is way bigger production than The Forest Seasons and it presents whole new challenges for me vocally, guitar playing and production wise. Even song writing wise, ’cause as you know I like learn and explore different composition styles and not write the same stuff over and over again, which would be easy. So I have to (and want to) constantly evolve and get better in every way. Development and learning new skills takes time. Many of these new challenges I’ve already conquered and I’m very happy with the results, some challenges still are ahead, but we are close to victory. And as Wintersun fans you guys already know that I am not going to release anything until I’m completely happy with it. And I’m guessing you wouldn’t want me to do that either, to release something unfinished. So just relax and enjoy the ride, I have a plan!– Jari Mäenpää

So, don’t worry! It sure looks like the reasons are worth the wait. A unique and ambitious project awaits Wintersun. In the meantime, let’s enjoy a refresher from the latest album: