1. Greetings From Kuwait! Loft965.com picked your song “Unlike Me” as a “Legendary” track. How do you feel about that and what do you think the rest of the year holds for you?
I think thats amazing! I am very flattered! It’s amazing to me that “Unlike Me” is an important song for a lot of people, it’s an important song to me as well.
I think the rest of the years is gonna be very busy for me in a good way! I just released my new album “YOU” and there are shows to play and PR to do, but I am also just finishing my next album “& I” set to be released in the fall sometime. So things are pretty full on to be honest. There are so many places I would love to go and play concerts as my fanbase is very spread out, but only so much time to reach around. I am also getting involved in a soundtrack for a film and that will be taking a lot of time too! But all good and very exciting!
2. Right now, we can’t get enough of You. How are you promoting the new album and what will be the next single released from it?
SO glad you like the new album !
I am just doing very organic pr, building it up slowly, doing small bits and pieces here and there. I’d love the album to have a long life and not be a big splash that quickly disappears……
Regarding singles it actually varies from territory to territory. At the moment I have been focusing on the two markets where I live which is Norway and the UK. “MYYM” is the first single in Norway, but “Mouth 2 Mouth” is the first single in the UK… we are just about to decide what the next single will be …. so wait and see 🙂
3. When will the second installation to the album series “And I” drop and what should we expect?
I am aiming for a release late this year, thats my goal. “&I” goes hand in hand with YOU and is almost like a part 2. It might be slightly darker and varied in sound, but very much in the same vein, same spirit and same family as YOU….
4. Your music is very ethereal, who are your major influences growing up?
Both my parents, being classical musicians, I have been very influenced by classical music, Debussy, Prokoviev, Bartok etc…. but apart from that we had all sorts of pop music as well. As a 10 year old I loved A-HA , he he …. of course … and they are Norwegian…. I also listened to David Bowie , Pink Floyd and Joni Mitchell… which was a big inspiration to start playing guitar. My dad would play Kate Bush in the car , and we’d sing along to Babooshka while he was driving fast over the speedbumps ! 🙂
5. We love quotes, what is your favorite quote or motto?
I love quotes too! 🙂 here are a couple of my favorites….. 🙂
“Without music, life would be an error.”
“The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There’s also a negative side.” – Hunter S. Thompson
“Poetry and Hums aren’t things which you get, they’re things which get you. And all you can do is go where they can find you.” – Winnie the Pooh