Ari Koivunen - Becoming
  • Album Info
  • 2008
  • Sony BMG

“Becoming” is the second studio album by Ari Koivunen, released on June 11, 2008. The record rose to the top of the official Finnish album chart immediately after the release. The sales of the album have also exceeded goldware (15,000 copies).

The album was produced by Nino Laurenne (Thunderstone) and Pasi Heikkilä (45 Degree Woman) at Sonic Pump Studios.

First single “Give Me a Reason” was released on May 5, 2008 entering the Finnish chart at position No. 3.  Second single “Tears Keep Falling” was released in digital format on August 11, 2008.

The Japanese version came out on June 25, 2008 via Sony Music and contains an exclusive track called “Fight Forever. The Finnish edition comes with the bonus track “The Evil That Men Do“, a cover song from the British heavy metal band Iron Maiden. Ari previously had performed the song during the 2007 Finnish Idols competition, but the album version is an acoustic arrangement and has a slightly altered organization of the lyrics.