simone simons aeterna official music video


Simone Simons official unveils ‘Aeterna’, the debut single from her forthcoming album ‘Vermillion’, out on August 23rd.

Video directed, filmed & edited by Patric Ullaeus
Music written by Arjen Lucassen
Lyrics written by Simone Simons and Lori Linstruth
John Jaycee Cuypers – Backing vocals
Ben Mathot – Violin

Simone Simons & Arjen Lucassen comment:
“Aeterna is the big, epic opener of the album and it comes with this amazing video too, directed by Patric Ullaeus. It definitely sounds the closest to Epica and Ayreon, blending powerful Latin lyrics with a touch of an oriental feel. We’ve tried to strike a balance between the mighty, bombastic sounds and the more atmospheric parts.Since it’s the first track people will hear from this album, it’s super important to us and we’re really excited for people to hear it!

Aeterna takes the point of view of a star about to go supernova to explore how everything in the universe is interconnected, like a cosmic web made from stardust. It deals our deep emotions, consciousness and other mysteries of life that science still can’t fully explain. Essentially it’s a reflection on our place in the vast universe and the connections that bind us together, as we’re all, to quote Carl Sagan, “made of starstuff.”