I want to be buried under the FUNERAL SUN. Anders Ekdahl ©2018
How hard was it to come up with a band name and how does the name fit the music?
-We are creative people so a bit of brainstorming is always helpful. The name fits the music perfectly as we talk about apocalyptic stuff, as well personal issues and other things.
What was it that made you want to be in a band in the first place?
-We all grew up surrounded by music so it was a matter of time to do our own.
As I am no musician I have no idea how it works, but how do you make your own music based on what influences you? What parts do you pick?
-In my case, I let it flow, I do not force things to happen, that’s the more authentic, the more true you can be at create music. Of course you could want a song or an album to go in a certain direction but the best music always comes from inspiration and flow. When you force things you’re messing with the magic that comes with it.
When you are in a band does it feel like you are a part of a worldwide movement?
-No, I’m on my own, doing my stuff.
How important is it that you look the part in promo shots and stuff? How important is the graphic side of the band?
-It’s important, yes, but the music comes first, always.
What would you say influences your lyrics? How important are they?>
-Apocalyptic imagery, life after death, personal issues… They are very important.
Is the album as relevant today as it was in the 70s and 80s? Is digital killing the album?
-Depends of who you ask. I think the streaming platforms and downloading are killing music as an art form, yes. Seems like everybody takes it for granted.
Where will the future of format end – digital verses physical verses whatever?
-I don’t know, but I think that a physical format will always be necessary.
How much of a touring entity are you guys? What is a live experience with you like?
-We’ve played tons of live shows while in other bands. FS is a young group and will play live for the first time soon.
What lies in the future?
-Live activity and a full length album.