I like contrasts in the music and I don´t like to
limit myself when I produce music. I´m searching for
unusual chords and chordcombinations. I often begin with
the melody because it´s the most important thing in
a song. Then I try many different chords to see how the
melody and the chords fits together. I strive to make unusual
songs with melodyfriendly refrains. When I´ve got
an idea I sit down with the guitar and record it directly
in a very simple way, so I won´t forget the feeling.
Then I might change the chords and the melody a little.
The process from the first idea to having the ground ready
goes really fast. If I got stuck in the beginning I know
" this is not going to work".Then I´ll just
have to wait until the next idea pops up.
The lyrics often happens to be a little bit like sad and
tragical stories, which maybe is an effect of the cold and
dark winters here in Sweden. One frequent thing in my lyrics
is that there is a contrast between a negative and a positive
feeling, like hope and depression. If you think you have
reached the bottom of the life there´s often a light
in front of you, even if you can´t see it at the moment.
With my lyrics I want to tell people to be hopeful even
if it can be real hard sometimes. I can be inspired when
I´m thinking about special memories, when something
special happens in life or when I hear a touching story.
When I´m writing a song I need to be in a certain
mood. It´s much easier for me to write when I´m
feeling depressed, sad or angry about something but it can
also be the opposit. I often get inspired when I do things
I like, for example when I´m out walking with the
dog on the countryside or when I´m driving in my car.
The songs are recorded in my homestudio
in a town called Oskarshamn. The sounds has to fit together
with the feeling and the melody in a song. When I record
a new song I often start with a simple beat. Then I add
the chords with a sound from a synth, like my Yamaha DX7.
After that I record the singing part and the guitars. Then
I experiment what sounds fits in the whole picture. I like
strings, electric pianos and original synth sounds. After
recording all instruments I edit the drums so they sounds
more alive. The songs are mixed and mastered by my boyfriend
Jimmy in my studio. He gives me a lot of new ideas and it´s
very interesting because he notices things that I never
thought about while making the song. If you have worked
a long time with the same song it´s good to take a
break and come back with new fresh ears and also to let
someone else listen to the song. Occationally my boyfriend
is singing some parts of my songs and playing some instruments.
For live performances I´ve got help from Jimmy and
my friend Daina. Jimmy plays synthesizer and Daina plays
guitar and sings as well. They are both very good musicans
and they give me a lot of inspiration. It´s nice to
have persons which you can share your ideas and thoughts