Good evening all. I hope you all had a pleasant Christmas and New Year’s celebration and that this year will be filled with many meaningful and happy memories for all of you. My Christmas holiday was spent with my loved ones playing board games, watching Christmas movies and eating lots of sugar and fat in all kinds of different forms and shapes. I think I must have gained 10 pounds of fat and lost 10 pounds of muscle. A really great Christmas holiday in other words. Now let’s go back to my music and my new album! The reason why you are here.
I thought I could completely let go thinking about it during the holiday – and I even promised some people that – but it was much more difficult than I had imagined. The reason for it is because I, for the first time in a long while, am really feeling the urge to create again and that I also had forgotten how fun it really is to write music. I’m just so excited! A big tragedy in my life occurred in the autumn of 2013, just a few weeks before my latest album was released. It took away the joy in everything I loved doing. Even making music. And it took me a long time to recover from that. The wounds are healed now but they have left some pretty big scars but I’ve learned to live with them now. I’m not only very glad about being back creating music again. I’m also very surprised by how well it’s going so far! I didn’t have any plans at all for a whole album at first but then the ideas just started flowing like a river from out of nowhere and the songs I’ve done so far sounds really great as I said before. I also already have an idea for the title of the album plus an idea for the album cover! They all would fit very well with the music and the song titles I currently have but it’s still early in the process and things can change.
I have not had access to a piano where I have been during the last couple of weeks but I do not always need that. I can come up with ideas, continue to elaborate on the ideas I already have and compose music in my head wherever I am. I do not really know how it works but it’s very practical and time saving I must say!
I work mostly during late evenings and nights. But that’s the way it always has been. I’m a true night owl. There is a certain peace and quiet that sets in with the nighttime that always seems to spark my creativity. And I think many people feel the same way. No distractions from phone calls, unwanted messages on Facebook and the other general stresses that exists during the day. It’s just you, the moon and your thoughts.
Tonight I will continue working on a song tentatively called ”The Burning Sea” which I already feel will be one of the highlights of the album. And I can’t wait to play it live!
That’s all for now. Stay tuned!