How do you usually write the lyrics of your songs?
There’s often an idea and maybe a verse or two as the song is shaping up with the band. So I know what it’s about and what the general feel to it is supposed to be. Later I finish it in a panic an hour before recording the vocal track in the studio. Like a pro.
Oh I couldn’t say, I both love and hate many of my lyrics. And it varies from day to day depending on where my head is at. I’m very happy with ”Joy”. And there’s a couple of lines in ”Rikspsyk” that really nailed it in terms of what I wanted to express. Not that anyone could ever hear what the words are through the wall of noise.
It’s the everyday agonies of a privileged, white, heterosexual male in Stockholm, Sweden.
It was a couple of weeks before my birthday last year and, with middle age getting closer, it dawned on me that there probably won’t be any more good news for me.
I once got an invoice for 2500 euro from KISS. That was kind of cool in a way.
To conclude the interview a short Q/A session, please answer the first thing that comes to your mind:
- Define in one word your album “Joy”: Unapologetic.
- The best show you ever played: The next one.
- The one thing that you must have in your backstage: Dry underpants.
- The soundtrack of your childhood: With two channels on the telly, a half an hour was dedicated to showing the top ten music videos of the week. Every Friday at 7 PM. Also in this show you got one hard rock video in a segment called ”veckans hårdmacka”. Whatever that song was that week it would have to suffice. 80s in Sweden was not the time to be picky choosey…
- Your favorite song lyrically speaking, but not written by you: I don’t really listen to the lyrics.
- Last question is “unusual”, we want to know your best relationship advice: Forget your dreams. Be accommodating.