Your other projects also have a different sound than Bang Gang—how would you describe the mood of your new solo album?
I think it’s quite personal. I didn’t plan anything. It’s quite diverse, but what I like the most is—someone had a nice description of it. I have to look it up. Some guy nailed it, a journalist found a really good word for it.
It feel like a mix of light and dark. Some songs are more pop than others.
Yeah, it’s been hard to label it. All my four Bang Gang albums—the first one was really electronic. The next two were all pop-rock, alternative, indie, electronic. Even trip-hop. It’s hard to categorize it, and I like that. I like that I’m hard to categorize.
How do you think you’ve grown as an artist since the last Bang Gang album?
I’m better at mixing. I mixed this album myself. And little by little, I’m becoming more honest with lyrics and saying actually what I’m thinking or what I have been thinking at some point in my life. They aren’t all correct things, but my first album was really reserve and all mysteries. I know what the songs are about, but no one else does. The second was a little bit more, but still not really. The third one was more open, and this one is really.
What was your process like writing really personal lyrics?
I just felt like, “Why not?” I’m also becoming more and more direct as a person. I’m working on saying exactly what I think and people just have to take that. So at least they know where they have me. I think that’s very important. If everyone is really honest, then things are so easy because you don’t have to think about it. And if people are honest, you don’t have to take it badly.