Tantalize is the name of a collaborative recording project from Finland helmed by songwriter Samu Puuronen. It began in 2015 and has been releasing original music ever since. Tantalize has a strong rock/metal component but takes a no-genres approach to songwriting. Puuronen has a background in classical piano and this allows him to mix his metal with many outside influences. He displays a deep grasp of modern pop and melodic rock that creates striking contrasts with heavy guitars.
Puuronen handles the keys, guitars, production and songwriting duties for Tantalize and collaborates with outside artists on the rest. This adds to the ever-shifting soundscape of his tracks. The goal is pouring out real emotion into songs that are dark, gritty, upbeat, driving and melodic. There are songs to dance to, cry to and bang your head to.
"Samu is a fantastic songwriter and producer. I have worked with him on a few different projects and have always been impressed by his originality, professionalism, and creativity. As someone who works with a lot of different clients I can say that Samu is absolutely one of the most professional and talented clients I've had the pleasure to work with."
"It's a pleasure to work with Samu. He knows what he wants, clearly explains what to do and what he wants to achieve. Files he provided are all performed and recorded very well. No need for extra editing. I'm looking forward to more songs from Samu. One of the best people I've worked with."
"It was such a pleasure to work with Samu. Really interesting track, great communication with precise and quick answers. Clearly, Samu cares about his work very much. He was also really nice and polite, which is always appreciated. I really hope we'll be able to work together again in the future."
"Samu is a true visionary and professional. He is very efficient and sees his projects through. It was a delight working with him. I can tell that he is the kind of person who sets personal goals, conducts himself with the utmost professionalism and sees his goals through. I know that Samu will go far in his career."
"I had a beautiful experience working with Samu and mastering his music. His mix was excellent so the mastering process was a breeze. Samu communicated his needs clearly and courteously. A real professional. I hope to be working for him again someday."