What inspired the verses of “Wasteland”?
The whole song was inspired by a beautiful poem by T.S. Eliot called The Waste Land.
How do you usually write the lyrics of your songs?
I either come up with the melodic idea first and matching themes and words come to my head, or I do it the other way around and get inspired by a situation or a work of art and write something from there.
What the last song you wrote was about?
A new song for Phantom Elite, hahaha. Without giving away the title of the song, it’s about how hard it can be to see the good outcome when negative things happen.
Is passion for music something that runs in your family or you are the first one?
I am definitely the first one. No one in my family is a musician nor an artist in any way, hehe.
What are you planning for 2018?
I am for now patiently working on a thousand different things with Phantom Elite, Exit Eden and musical shows… the second half of the year might be filled with action and good news.
Can you tell us about the lyrics of “Siren’s call”?
The whole Siren calling sailors to drown thing is a metaphor to a human craving for toxic things/relationships/habits, although one might be really way better off without it, hehe.
Do you remember the day you wrote “ Above the Crowd”?
I really don’t! Haha, but I was probably in front of my computer. And “crowd” was originally “cloud”, but that wasn’t metal enough, hahaha.
What is the best lyric ever written for a song?
It’s a really hard question! I mentioned in another interview Heroes by David Bowie, but the lyrics of Mr. Tambourine Man by Bob Dylan are so beautiful and incredibly sad. It touches a sore spot every time.
Are you ever scared of revealing, aspects of your personal experience, to strangers through your music?
Not at all. I aim to be more authentic and reveal even more, hehe.
What is the best verse you ever wrote?
Let me see… I really like a passage of Phantom Elite’s “Every Man for Himfself”:
“Can you see me? We’re all here
We share the air we breathe and the cold the freezes our hearts
Don’t we all want to win no matter who has to lose?
Every man for himself
Alone in a world where no once cares, but you… about yourself”
If you had to use only one word to define your new album “Wasteland”, which one would it be?