How do you usually write the lyrics of your songs?
I always come up with cool words and sentences and do like notes on my phone, so when I get down to songwriting I usually just scroll thru my phone to find something that captures the vibe I’m into at the moment. Sometimes I go mad and just freestyle my way thru a song and some really cool lyrics appear at the end of it.
In your opinion, what is the most important thing in songwriting?
The amount you write, I write my best ones when I get 4-5-6 songs down in a day, usually one of them turns out real good.
Are you ever scared of revealing aspects of your personal life/experience to strangers through your music?
Nah, cause sometimes even I don’t know what my songs are about. It’s kinda cool in a sense, I can write something really personal to me and none gets that, while other times I write something really not personal and it turns out to really connect with people. Also when I sometimes look back at songs, the lyrics morph into new meanings.
What is the best lyric that you ever wrote (the most meaningful for you)?
Oh damn, hard ass question, but right now I guess its from ZERO, the line “I don’t wanna spend my life in a headlock“. I don’t wanna be held down by others or stuck in the same place for too long, I wanna be free to move and o whatever I wanna do, go wherever I wanna go, explore whatever I want to. So that one kinda sums up my life at the moment 😀
What inspired “Zero”, your latest single?
‘Zero’ is inspired by the realization u have bad friends and bad influences around you. Sometimes u gotta go away for a while to come back and see it, and that was the case for me. I realized I had bad energy around me, and I realized it was stealing loads more than I was getting from the good vibes I have around. So that, and also I wanted to try and mix up rock, RNB and pop somehow musicwise, guessing Khalid, The Weeknd, Daft Punk and Bruno Mars come together on this one 🙂
When a new album?
When I’m done releasing new tracks, which will be at the end of this year 😀
What is the best suggestion your producer gave you?
He helped me develop my ideas into something even more funky, and forced me to repeat the chorus three times haha, was just gonna be once originally!
What are your plans for 2019?
Release a new single almost every month, play shitloads of gigs and just write and write and write!
To conclude the interview a short Q/A session, please answer the first thing that comes to your mind:
- Define in one word your new single “Zero”: OOMPH.
- The best show you ever played: BREWGATA OSLO 2019.
- The one thing that you must have in your backstage: WATER.
- The soundtrack of your childhood: RICKY MARTIN 😀
- Your favorite song lyrically speaking, but not written by you: PARIS by The 1975.
- Last question is “unusual”, we want to know your best relationship advice: Do you and let others be them, it’s super lame when people morph into a kinda “US” instead of being 2 awesome persons.