I, FORLORN

I totally love doom death metal. Have done so ever since that very first My –Dying Bride demo. So when I come upon I, FORLORN I just had to do an interview. Anders Ekdahl ©2017

What pressure is there in releasing an album compared to a demo? Do you feel that there is a sort of pressure to succeed when you release an album, that it sorta is for real now?
-Absolutely, i released the demo song just to give a taste of what i was doing. A lot less effort usually goes into demos as opposed to a full production so the pressure is definitely higher

When you release a record of any sort what kind of expectations do you have on it? Do you set up goals for it?
-You can only really hope people will enjoy it and see some steady growth in viewers/listeners. I try to not expect anything,

When you release an album and you go out and play live and people know your songs, how weird is that? That people know what you have written on your own?
-I wouldn’t know! I don’t play live

Do you feel that you have to follow in the footsteps of the last album for a new when it comes to lyrics and art work for everything so that those that bought the previous record will recognize your sound?
-No, this album was very strictly about one subject that i’d rather leave behind me forever now.
For artwork yes, and i’d like to think if people like the style of writing i performed on this album i won’t disappoint them with future releases

Do you feel like you are a part of a greater community because you play in a band?
-I don’t. And that’s not cause i’ve not been welcomed with open arms by the community.
The people, for the most part, are great. But i just prefer my own little private corner. Which is probably why i make doom..

How hard/easy is it to come up with new songs that that still are you but doesn’t sound like anything you’ve already written?
-I’ve scrapped riffs before cause they sounded too similar but there’s just so much you can do with a song to make it sound unique.
Slight alterations can be key to having a completely new sound or just look at again in the morning with a fresh mind to see what you’d like to change

What influences/inspires you today? Where do you draw inspiration from? Is it important to have some sort of message?
-This is a very hard question for me cause the inspirations are very personal,
One of the themes for a second album is already set but i’d like to leave it open for people to decide on their on what i’m blattering about

We hear about what state the record industry is in. Then we hear that cd sales are increasing. As a band that releases records do you notice the state the industry is in?
-Not really, I’ve not had any encounters with labels so it’s just me getting cd’s printed and not selling most of them.
There’s just too much bands to listen to and not enough money to support everything you like.

What is your opinion on digital verses physical?
-Personally i listen to all my musical digitally, BUT i buy the physical copies cause i just enjoy having them.

What lies in the future?
-I don’t know, I’m writing some acoustics for my other project and meanwhile i’ve not been without inspiration for a 2nd album.
We’ll see!

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