HAMMERFALL haben eine neue Version ihres Songs „Second To One“ als Single samt Musikvideo vorgestellt. Als Gastsängerin ist Noora Louhimo (Battle Beast) zu hören. Die Originalversion wurde auf dem Album „Dominion“ veröffentlicht, das im August 2019 über Napalm Records erschienen ist. Als Regisseur konnte Patric Ullaeus (u.a. In Flames, Within Temptation, Europe) gewonnen werden.
Joacim Cans kommentiert: „Already during the writing process I had the feeling this song would be perfect as a duet – a sort of modern ‚Ozzy & Lita Ford‘. I have had my eye on Battle Beast and Noora Louhimo for quite some time and was blown away by her vocal skills and stage presence. I had a feeling our voices would be a perfect match. When we decided to make the duet idea reality, I just picked up the phone and called Noora who instantly said ‚Hell Yeah!‘ Working with Noora was nothing but awesome and we bonded the second we met. Not only is she an extremely talented vocalist, she is also a fantastic human being. The great connection between Noora and I really shows in the video clip for the song.“
Noora Louhimo fügt hinzu: „I was contacted by Joacim and asked if I wanted to do a duet with him on „Second to One“. My first thought was ‚what an honor‘ and that I needed to listen to this song to make my final decision. Once I heard it, I knew it was going to be something special and agreed on the collaboration. I flew to Gothenburg for the sessions and even though I hadn’t met Joacim or the others from Hammerfall before, it felt very natural and easy to work with them. I also agree with Joacim that we hit it off right away and you can see that in the music video how comfortable things were between us. I am so excited to be part of this and to go on tour with them with Battle Beast in the end of January.“