Svart Records is thrilled to release Amen 3, Mikko Joensuu's third solo album. The Finnish singer-songwriter's new album is more than the follow-up to the critically acclaimed Amen 1 and Amen 2: it is the final chapter in the story begun by its predecessors. Each album is part of a triptych, with Amen 3 integral to the whole picture. Yet, still, Amen 3 stands on its own.
Amen 3 begins with "Birth," a song which is actually a goodbye: a break with all that has come before. The album ends with "Pearly Gates," another goodbye: but one which is irrevocable – the end to the creative and soul-searching artistic process inspiring all three albums. Overall, Amen 3 describes a dream, woken from during "Dream About A Miracle" when Mikko embraces what will come after he has left behind what moved him to compose this deeply personal musical voyage through who he is, what has made him and who he has become. Each album is an unfiltered manifestation of Mikko's search to free himself from his past and move on.
With the deeply personal, emotional and majestic Amen 3, Mikko Joensuu had completed the search to discover who he is. Finland has already recognized his incomparable achievement. Now, with the release of Amen 3 by Svart Records, it is time for the world beyond his country's borders to connect with the remarkable Mikko Joensuu.