Tell us more about your album “AEON ”, what was the most difficult moment while preparing it?and the most rewarding one?
I think for me it was most difficult to let go after the vocal recordings, to say “this is it” instead of wanting to make things better still.
One of the most rewarding moments was getting the ballad “music plays” recorded on time with my mum as that was the last song to be finalised.
Are there any ‘crazy’ behind the scenes anecdotes from the album sessions that you can share with us?
Haha, well let’s say that our producer Mark who also recorded my vocals got quite a lot of extra sounds from me during the sessions.
Everything from whistling to spontaneous comments after takes. They’re always funny to hear afterwards.
Is there a link, lyrically speaking, between all its songs?
No, all the songs have their own lyrical theme
What inspired the verses of “Burn The Witch”?
It’s actually something very personal that happened in my life around the time I wrote that song.
And “Breathe Again”?
Breathe again is about letting go all the bad blood and bitterness we all carry inside us sometimes.
We all get knocked down but it’s a lot about how we deal with these experiences and it’s important not to get bitter and let it all consume you.
What is the best verse you ever wrote?
Not sure if it’s the best but I like the verses in ‘Enough is Enough’, the defiance and positive message. It’s lots of fun to play live!
And the one of your favorite song (not written by you)?
I think the lyrics in ‘Ironic’ by Alanis Morissette are quite clever
How do you usually write the lyrics of your songs?
It depends a bit. Sometimes I have just one phrase in my mind that I then build the rest around. Or then I have a whole theme/topic that I want the song to be about and start from that.
I usually have the melody already ready but recently I’ve also written lyrics first and then started with the music side.
What is the last song you wrote?
The last song I wrote for the album was ‘Burn The Witch’ but since then I’ve already written some new things. only ideas though that need to be developed.
What does music mean to you?
It’s a huge part of my life and since growing up in a musical family it’s always been like that. It’s been very naturally a part of every day life and I absolutely love expressing myself with songs and singing.
It evokes a lot of emotions, works as an escape from the reality sometimes and also creates special memories and enhances experiences.
What makes you happy in life?
Small things, enjoying what I do and treasuring the time I have with people that are close to me
Are you planning to tour soon?
We just finished our tour around Europe so now we’re planning next year and we really hope to be back on tour very soon!
Do you remember the day you wrote “Destination”?
That song was a combination of a few ideas I had so it wasn’t written in one day.
But I remember when I came up with the idea for the chorus melody and how important part the lyrics played in getting it all fit together and work emotionally too.