Anneke Van Giersbergen Present 'Drive' Album Title Track

The first single from the upcoming album of the singer is available for streaming.

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"Drive," the title track of the new solo album from former the Gathering singer Anneke Van Giersbergen, can be streamed in the YouTube clip below.

Anneke has signed with InsideOut Music for the release of "Drive" album, which is due on September 23 in Europe (worldwide ex-Benelux where she will stay with [PIAS] Holland) and on October 15 in North America. Anneke had this to say about the album (via Blabbermouth): "In a time when entire albums are being created by transferring files online, I really wanted to do things the old-fashioned way and record an album together with a group of musicians in a studio.

"The album is infused with enthusiasm and freshness. I'm really happy with it."

Anneke Van Giersbergen will take part in the first annual Progressive Nation at Sea, which is due to take place between February 18 and February 22, 2014. The cruise also includes frequent collaborator Devin Townsend, as well as Transatlantic, Spock's Beard, King's X and many more.

Anneke had this to say about joining the InsideOut roster, where she joins Devin Townsend: "I look forward to a long and prosperous collaboration with InsideOut Music. We share a genuine passion for music and it's great to become labelmates with my friend Devin Townsend and many more talented musicians. I am incredibly happy with my new album and I am stoked it will be available all over the world!"

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"Drive" track listing:

01. We Live on 02. Treat Me Like a Lady 03. She 04. Drive 05. My Mother Said 06. Forgive Me 07. You Will Never Change 08. Mental Jungle 09.Shooting for the Stars 10. The Best Is Yet to Come

Anneke played two exclusive U.S. Shows in Chicago at the end of March. Also appearing on the bill both nights were Anneke's "dear friends" Novembers Doom.

Anneke van Giersbergen announced her departure from the Gathering in 2007. She has since released four albums on her own and with her Agua De Annique solo project: "Air" (2007), "Pure Air" (2009), "In Your Room" (2009) and "Everything Is Changing" (2012). "Everything Is Changing" was released on January 20, 2012 via PIAS Holland. The CD was recorded at Ultrasound Studios in Braga, Portugal with producer Daniel Cardoso.

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    Discovered her through Townsend's music, and I'm slowly starting to get into her solo music, great stuff. She's a wonderful artist and woman.
    If you like her voice listen to the Gathering, I think I liked her there most of all her collaborations and projects. But chec out their early stuff, she left somwhere in the middle and I do not know how the new singer sounds
    new singer isn't too bad, not as "big" as Anneke but she still has a sweet voice. Check out the song "all you are" off their album "The West Pole", good indication of her vocal range.
    Also found her through Addicted, love her voice and her work with The Gathering.
    what songs has she done with Townsend?
    moody git
    iirc, most of the epicloud album and a good portion of addicted. should say on wikipedia for the exact tracks
    There's also one on a recent album of hers that was co-written by Townsend. I think he played guitar on it too.
    She has a great voice, the song is a bit too 80's for my tastes but it's not an unpleasant listen, it lacks that special something though.
    I know of Anneke through Devin Townsend. I don't know much about her, but damn she has one hell of a voice.
    Haven't heard anything as groovy as this since the last 80's compilation. Believe it or not, that's a good thing these days.
    agreed, pretty good stuff, on an unrelated note, i like your picture...
    80s vibe to it definitely. Kind of has a Cardigans vibe to it in parts too. I really like this alot
    Her album 'Everything Is Changing' is pretty awesome. I prefer it to her earlier stuff actually.
    For anyone who isn't familiar with her previous stuff:
    And of course The Gathering
    Thank you! I know and love Anneke's previous work, but I hope some people also will discover it for themselves)
    the dutch pride! I wish some more dutch bands would make it international. Within Temptation and Golden Earring are one of the biggest and few bands that did, and they are amazing