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 Type:Culture, Music

A new star is about to take flight. Like the pitch-black bird with which she shares a name, Norwegian singer Marion Raven has already been hard at work conquering the world. Following her recent UK tour with US rocker Meat Loaf, Raven is now releasing her debut album 'Set Me Free'.

Having already laid siege to Japan, Asia and Scanadanavia, and notched a top 10 throughout Europe with her much acclaimed duet with Meat Loaf in late 2006, the rest of the world is about to discover what all the noise is about, with the release of the Norwegian singer/songwriter's debut full length album, 'Set Me Free'.

All the songs were written or co-written by the 22-year-old Raven and feature her on both guitar and piano. To create her record, Raven worked with a number of top songwriters and producers. The results of these collaborations are evident on tracks such as 'Break You' and 'Here I Am' (co-written and produced by Max Martin), '13 Days', which she composed with Canadian singer/songwriter Chantal Kreviazuk and Our Lady Peace's Raine Maida, and ‘Heads Will Roll’, co-written with Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx and James Michael. The track features Raven playing piano, electric and acoustic guitar. Sixx said: "I've written with artists as diverse as Joey from Saliva to Meat Loaf and Vince Neil, but Marion is the most talented new artist I've worked with since I've been making music."

Raven is also already a huge success in Japan where her album debuted at #6 on the charts and her single hit #1. She is already making waves in the US, not only having written with Nikki Sixx, but also with Art Alexakis from Everclear and Keith Nelson from Buckcherry.

Marion is now well known to audiences across the UK and Europe, having dueted with the Meat Loaf on the top 10 smash "It's All Coming Back To Me Now," the lead track from the platinum-plus Bat Out Of Hell III. Raven has also been opening on the Loaf's UK/Europe tour in May/June 2007 in front of sold-out arena audiences throughout the continent. Raven’s debut album 'Set Me Free' is out in the UK on 18 June. To buy online, visit Amazon, Play or any other retailers.


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Marion Raven's debut album 'Set Me Free' is out in UK stores on 18 June.

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