This is the title track and lead single from Within Temptation frontwoman Sharon Den Adel's homonymous solo project. Den Adel revealed via a video message on Facebook that composing the songs was a therapeutic experience that helped he deal with an undisclosed family "crisis." She explained the story behind the album:
"For many years, we've been touring and every time we came home, I used to start writing songs almost immediately and was happy to do so. After the last tour, I tried to do the same, but it wasn't the same. Eventually I found myself in a crisis which was bigger than just not being able to write songs. The years of touring and working under a certain pressure took its toll and besides that there were things in my personal life I had to deal with.
I really took time off, but when I started writing again, it was something totally different than Within Temptation, but this was what I needed and I embraced it. One song led to another and it turned into a whole album. I gave it a name and it's called My Indigo. My Indigo is about my journey these last few years and I would like to share it with you."
Asked by HMV.com what made her decide on the name My Indigo for the project, Den Adel replied: "It fits with the mood of the music. It's light but also moody like the color indigo. It's my indigo as it's my personal view on things and these songs are my stories."
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