The Rasmus are back with a new single, ”Paradise,” after a five-year hiatus. The single was recorded and mixed in Stockholm, and produced by the successful Swedish team, The Family. One of Finland’s biggest music exports ever, The Rasmus have had a remarkable career so far. The band’s big international breakthrough came with their fifth album, when their single, “In The Shadows,” became a mega hit all over the world.
In 2012, after releasing three more albums, and touring many times around the globe, the band members, Lauri Ylönen, Pauli Rantasalmi, Eero Heinonen, and Aki Hakala, took a break from The Rasmus to try to catch up with their lives. During this period, the singer, Lauri Ylönen, moved to Los Angeles, a change that resonates in many of the songs he has written since.
“Paradise is a relative thing,” Lauri Ylönen says. “One man’s hell can be another man’s paradise.”