Noreen was given life in fall 2011. Guitarist Teemu Rautiainen (previously of One Morning Left) had for some time dreamed about a melancholic pop band, for which he had already written some tunes. This dream was also shared by drummer Jukka Saarela (of Donkey Ride) who tipped Teemu of a friend of his, Jere Valkonen (a total nobody), Noreen’s future singer-to-be. The group of three started to work together and later in winter 2012 bassist Tuomas Auvinen (of Rustik) joined the band. They all had the same vision; Noreen would become something big!