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Of the times that I’ve been able to overcome a fear, it’s been by making it something that I can understand, that I can hold on to – just something that’s more tangible.
I’ve always been interested in listening to people’s stories.
I have this part in myself that sometimes gets me into situations that can never end well, just because I want to prove to myself that I’m no good.
When I was a kid, I had a period in my life when I was eight or nine when I was so scared of dying that I wouldn’t go out of our house for a whole year. I refused to step out of the door because I thought something would happen. I had all these compulsive thoughts or whatever, and my head was really messed up.
I love playing small towns, but in Sweden, it’s sometimes a little bit weird, because all small towns are just so close to bigger cities that people are not as grateful when you show up as they are in Odessa, Texas.
Some very silly songs can have an almost melancholy feeling when you put it in a different perspective.
I wouldn’t write about something that I haven‘t experienced myself.
I think a lot of my anxieties and fears are things that are very abstract.
I think of the Jens Lekman in the songs as a completely different person who‘s stealing my stories.
My songs don’t deal with locations that specifically, even if there are very specific references to them in there; they’re sort of just where stories happen, not the stories themselves.
I have a very nice voice.
I realised that music controls me more than I control music. I had to write songs that were convincing me that things would get better.
I’m not too fond of the typical Australian activities or culture. I’m not into surfing – that’s what I’m trying to say.
I think there are definitely a lot of subjects I don’t share with people, but I’m not sure where that border is.
The whole thing with playing on a stage with mics and all that has always been kind of uncomfortable to me.
If you come to the conclusion that there is no conclusion, well, that’s a conclusion, too.
I start writing songs first as an entertainer, and I like funny stories that wrap up with dignity.
I think that’s a responsibility I have, to not leave the listener with complete dread or depressing, dark thoughts, but to leave a little door open so that you can dance your way out if you want to.
I think it’s because Toronto is the Gothenburg of Canada, with the trends and the music and everything. I feel very at home when I’m there. Everyone has always been so kind to me.
I like telling stories with a sense of humor. But humor can also distance you from the subject you’re writing about. I’m interested in using humor as a portal to something a bit more serious.
I think sometimes when I sit down to write a song, it doesn’t come out naturally, but when you are writing an email to someone, especially if you are writing to a stranger, you write much more spontaneously, and it’s freer.
Hmm… at some point when I was making ‘Postcards,’ it struck me, what the underlying themes for the record would be. It would be about choices, fears and doubts, and it had an existentialist theme to it.
I don’t want music to be a museum.
I’m very very happy for my hardships and misfortunes: they build character and make you a better person. Even if I think it’s something you have to carry with you, it’s definitely something that makes you more empathic towards other people, makes you understand people and relationships so much better.
Australia’s beautiful, but I’m not too into Australian culture.
I had a drummer in my band who started teaching me tricks to come up with interesting rhythms. Because I don’t come from a musical background, I’ve never studied music, and I don’t know music theory at all, so a lot of stuff I discover on my own are things students would learn in the first grade of music.