Irene Jansen – vocals
Arjen explains: Together with Floor we were searching for someone to be the backing vocalist next to Floor during the Star One tour. I had seen her sister Irene in the audience dancing to the music of After Forever. At some point I mentioned to Floor that it would have been great if her sister had been a singer. Much to my surprise Floor told me that Irene is a singer! I was a little sceptical at first, but after they had sent some recordings I was completely convinced. Irene’s voice is quite different from Floor’s, not as high, but a lot more raw. Despite the fact that Irene at 19 years of age had little experience, she did a perfect job. I do think we’ll hear more from her.
Studio report – The Human Equation
– What made you choose Irene for this Ayreon project?