Press Release

New Single "Without You" & November UK Tour Dates

Finnish slide guitarist and singer-songwriter Erja Lyytinen is pleased to announce the release of her brand new single Without You on Friday 23rd March – taken from her upcoming album in the fall. The new single was written and composed by Erja and recorded with her brand new band including Kasperi Kallio (keyboards), Tatu Back(bass) and Iiro Laitinen (drums).

Says Erja Lyytinen about writing the single,” I started writing Without You a few years back, but never found the right moment to finish it. So I brought the song into the rehearsal studio at the beginning of 2018 and the band and I started to work on it. It´s funny how much a song might change alongside one’s playing over the years! The arrangement was completely different at first with some R&B elements but it turned out to be something that I´m keen doing on stage nowadays – it’s loud, rocky and frank!”

“The song is about a person who is searching for the feeling she had with someone who´s no longer available. It is dealing with the phenomenon of how the human mind obsesses about something or someone that is out of a person’s reach.”

Photo Credit: © Dirk Eidner

Photo Credit: © Dunja Dietrich

The new single will be accompanied by an amazing music video to be released on Friday 23rd March. “It was ‘cool’ doing the music video,” says Erja. I mean that literally, because we were at the warehouse when we shot the video in the freezing cold! There was no heating and we shot the video during the coldest time of winter in Helsinki. It was still a lot of fun, as this is my first music video with the band being involved, so we had a good energy through the session and lots of hot tea!”

Erja has already been confirmed for a headlining UK tour in November 2018 to support the release of her upcoming album. You can be sure to hear Erja playing Without You live then.

Photo Credit: © Adam Kennedy

Photo Credit: © Adam Kennedy

"Without You"

Lyrics & Music: Erja Lyytinen
Arrangement by: Erja Lyytinen, Tatu Back, Kasperi Kallio,
Jaakko Pöyhönen, Iiro Laitinen

Cobblestones under the high heels 
Clicking up´n´ down the street 
Neon lights an invite to the honey bees 
Where lonely drones walk closer to the beat

Someone´s standing on the corner dealing  
Just walk by him and push through the door 
No-one really cares now how I´m feeling 
Still I cheat myself to ease my empty core

Keep searching for someone new  
Who would make me feel good          
Keep searching for someone new   
Who would feel just like you 

Cannot be without you 
Cannot be without you

So I walk the same street every evening 
But still I won´t find what I´m looking for
For the chance of a glance just to see him
and crave the one I can´t have anymore

Keep searching for someone new  
Who would feel just like you  

Cannot be without you 
Cannot be without you 
Cannot be without you
Cannot be without you

Band Line-Up:

Erja Lyytinen - Vocals / Guitar
Kasperi Kallio - Keyboards
Tatu Back - Bass
Iiro Laitinen - Drums

Photo Credit: © Adam Kennedy

Photo Credit: © Adam Kennedy

November 2018 UK Tour

London, Borderline

Tuesday 6th November 2018

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Orange Yd, Manette St, Soho, London W1D 4JB

Bridgwater, Bar Brunel

Wednesday 7th November 2018

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Friarn St, Bridgwater TA6 3LJ

Wolverhampton, Robin 2

Thursday 8th November 2018

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20 - 28 Mount Pleasant, Wolverhampton, Bilston WV14 7LJ

Darlington, R&B Club
The Forum Music Centre, Darlington

Friday 9th November 2018

Borough Road, Darlington, DL1 1SG
The Forum: 01325 363135

Bude, Blues Festival
Penstowe Manor Resort

Sunday 11th November 2018

Penstowe Rd, Kilkhampton, Bude EX23 9QY

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Further Information

Peter Noble at Noble PR
Tel: +44 (0) 207 272 7772