Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Singing

We’re in the stage of the recording process where we spend a lot of time on the singing. It’s a nice period because the songs start to sound more like finished songs, and you get a good feeling of how they are going to sound when they are ready. But it’s also a time of extreme pressure and sometimes total humiliation.
The recording of the backgrounds is like vacation compared to this; you just go into the recording room together and jam till it sounds cool.
When it comes to the singing you are all alone, at least that’s how it feels when you go into the recording room and Per says: try to change the melody and rhythm a little, improvise... and you throw yourself down the slope and start to wail around.
Half of the times it sounds really entertaining for those who sits in the control room, but a lot of good stuff also comes out.
When you are done you are totally exhausted.

Those of you who are familiar with Per Sunding know that he is a well known and recognized producer, with a special proficiency in coaching singing. It’s really amazing how much he can make us and our voices do. When you have done your own interpretation of a song, and think that you can’t do it better, you haven’t even started. Per inspires us to stretch and bend and turn every phrase and sentence, and the result is great.
We really feel like we’re developing as musicians and singers.

Today Caisa stayed in bed because of the usual cold, that afflicts everyone. The other three of us have managed to stay well, knock on wood.
Tomorrow… more singing and challenges!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

While you wait

As you know we are busy working in the studio, every day, and it will probably take some time before you can hear the result of our work. But good things come to those who wait!

In the meantime we thought we'd let you hear a demo we recorded a while ago, around the piano in Anna's apartment. It's a song we like very much, but since we have way too many ballads for one album, it wont be one of the songs on this record. We haven't even decided on a title yet, but call it "Tears of goodbye". Hope you like it.

Here you are... the unproduced version:
video

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Too much time!

This weekend we played at the 40th anniversary of Mobilia, at Glasklart in Malmö.
We had a little too much time to kill in the dressingroom before the gig...
Thank god for Photo Booth!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Here we go again

Today it was time again, for the last time this year we hope, to take some photos for the new website and the album cover.
Luckily our favorite makeup artist Aida from Makeup Store helped us, so we could look good.
Hopefully we now have enough pictures so that we don't have to go through this whole process again.

This week we take a pause from the studio. We have a few lyrics to finish, and we need to practice the singing for real.
So back into the rehearsal room.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Off to Hollywood!














Don't know if we have mentioned it before, but we have been on our way to LA for quite some time now, but different things has kept getting in our way.
Now we finally have the tickets!
We're leaving Malmö on Nov 6 for the sun and the atmosphere of Los Angeles, in America, the land of opportunities :) a bit ironic in these days!
Going to US has turned out to be profitable for us before, hopefully it will be so this time too. Or at least some great fun!

It will be 12 very hectic days, with gigs, meetings and most importantly songwriting sessions. We're of course meeting up with Maia Sharp to continue where we left things when she was here, but we are also going to try some other songwriters that might add good stuff to our music.

On Nov 9 we are playing at the famous Hotel Café on Cahuenga Blvd between Hollywood Blvd and Sunset Blvd.
Sounds and feels cool.
We don't know much about the venue, but after googling it for a while you find out that it's a really popular place, that has been praised by many magazines and visitors.
We think it will be the perfect place for us to play with our acoustic setting.