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Tell us more about your new album “ LIFE   ”, what was the most difficult moment while preparing it?and the most rewarding one?

The most stressing part is finishing on schedule.
There were some difficulties when doing some of the arrangements for the songs.

We struggled a bit to get the right tempos on some of the songs as well.
Most rewarding is playing the songs, when they’re done, togetther in rehearsals for the first time.

Are there any ‘crazy’ behind the scenes anecdotes from the album sessions that you can share with us?

Hmm … let me see. I’m sure there were some but they´re to private to mention haha.


Is there a link, lyrically speaking, between all its songs?

There isn’t a theme, but all the songs on LIFE are about how I see the world at the moment. And how I feel inside  –it´s also about relations between people.


What inspired the verses of “Downside”

It´s about some of the political currents in Europe, how I perceive them and see them.


And “Crown”?

It´s about finding yourself. Becoming even more whole as a human being, together with someone you love.

Finding your path, sort of.


What is the best verse you ever wrote?

I really don´t know. Haven´t written it yet I suppose.


And the one of your favorite song (not written by you)?

Oh .. there are so many.
Why not: “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen.


How do you usually write the lyrics of your songs?

As soon as I start playing the chords and sing the melody of new song I get ideas for the lyrics.


What is the last song you wrote?


I just wrote a new piece yesterday, actually.


What does music mean to you?


Everything … really everything!


What makes you happy in life?

My wife, my daughters, and of course: music.


Are you planning to tour soon?


Yes… hopefully we´ll do some touring in Europe next year.


Do you remember the day you wrote “My Love”?


Hm … No, not really as I’m writing music all the time.


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