Wednesday, February 13, 2008

It was me, Luke Skywalker and his father

I'm sick. My throat is killing me. And I can't sleep. When I close my eyes I see the strangest picture. Almost frightening. There is a girl, floating in water, some kind of lake, the picture is taken under the surface. She has a white night gown on, and it looks as if she's sleeping even though I can't see her face, since it's on the other side of the surface. It's in black and white. Looks classic, but not old. Dramatic, but not pretentious (at least to me). I don't know, I've got a fever.
I've tried to write some lyrics for the new songs, but I really suck right now. Can't seem to find a theme strong enough to last more than a verse and half a chorus. I think I'm gonna start writing everything by hand again. I hate my computer.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Have you seen my dancing shoes?

Where to start… I guess I’ve grown sick of what I’ve been doing for a while now. Nothing, really (in Sweden anyway). So I’m thinking of recording another album. Then it hits me: Why? Why should I write all these beautiful songs that basically goes unnoticed by the larger amount of listeners? Am I doing this for a crowd I’m dying to get away from? Then I realise it’s all I got, and a bad conscience comes creeping up from every corner.
To be honest, these are all lies. Of course there will be another album. The thing is though, it will be different. If there is such a thing as a montt-sound, it won’t have it. In my head I have all these melodies, jumping me all the time, just like always, only they are sadder now, more direct and melancholic. I don’t know if it’s a good thing. If I should start to produce now, I guess it would basically sound like a bad post-punk rip off and I’m not interested in doing that at all. That’s why I asked Christian Zellinger to start producing some songs for me. We’ve worked together before on a couple of tracks for an EP and he did the great track “Hacienda” on my latest album. His style and way of making music is so different from anyone else I know. Also he has no references to all the bands that come to my mind when I hear the songs I’m writing now. That’s why I think it maybe will work. Sad songs through the eyes of a Funk/Soul/Chill-out kind of a producer.
You see, the stuff I’m writing now is in a whole different genre than the songs I’ve written before, and I don’t know why. Well, a lot of people around me are dying at the moment and of course, since I’ve been shielded from death for 24 years now, it really makes me uncomfortable. It doesn’t scare me, just makes me bitter. Though it would feel so cheap to start writing songs concerning this, as if I had anything of value to say about it. I really don’t.
I am in the middle of re-recording old songs for my first UK album. It will be released by Ruffa Lane during the summer I think, maybe autumn. My album “Clocks” have just been released in Taiwan, and we are right now working out a deal with a label in Japan.

Talk soon.

Sunday, February 10, 2008


Photos for Grip Magazine:

I’ve started to make plans for The Funeral

1. Take Pictures
2. Choose Songs
3. Pick Flowers
4. Write invitations