In a world were there are so many bands to keep track of I want to bring my two cents in presenting you to this interview with. Anders Ekdahl ©2019
How hard was it to come up with a band name and how does the name fit the music?
-When the band was first getting started we would all sit around and throw names at each other. One day Logan (drummer) was like what about “The Less Fortunate” and everybody was just like okay that’s cool. It kind of evolved after that to this idea of we are all The Less Fortunate. Just everyday people going though everyday struggles which is what all if our songs are basically about. Battling inner demons like depression and anxiety, struggling financially and just dealing with the social structure of society we live in.
What was it that made you want to be in a band in the first place?
-All of us have been musicians most if our lives so i think its something you grow up wanting to do. When the band was still in it’s building stage it seemed like everybody kind of gravitated towards it and everybody fell into place.
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?
-Since there are 6 people in this band we all have different influences that helps come up with our own sound. Songs come about in different ways. Sometimes we all just start jamming on something or smaller groups of us will get foundations of a song together and then bring it to the whole band.
When you are in a band does it feel like you are a part of a worldwide movement?
-I guess it feels like we are part of a musical “movement” in our own local/regional area. But music is all over the world so I guess it does.
How important is it that you look the part in promo shots and stuff? How important is the graphic side of the band?
-Definetly the music its self is the most important part of the band. But yes setting an image for yourself is very important it helps define your band. We try to think about all aspects if the band. Not only our music but our image, meaning, even things like getting to events early and being prepared. Acting professional with promoter/venues and we also try to making it a point to get to know our fans. Just talking to people sometimes makes a big difference.
What would you say influences your lyrics? How important are they?
-Most of our lyrics and meanings to our songs come from life experiences. The lyrics are extremely important, they give people something to relate to and express the emotion we try to get through in each song.
Is the album as relevant today as it was in the 70s and 80s? Is digital killing the album?
-We’ll we we’re all born in the 90’s. So we grew up with CDs but experienced the technology change. I think in today’s world its important to have your music out in as many platforms as possible. It seems to us the CDs go over just as we’ll as the digital downloads/streaming.
Where will the future of format end – digital verses physical verses whatever?
-Honestly I have no idea. I know people still playing vinyl records and cassette tapes. So that makes it super import to have your music available in anyway possible and being able to evolve over time.
How much of a touring entity are you guys? What is a live experience with you like?
-We don’t tour in the traditional sense due to all of us working day jobs. But we do try to play out as heavily as possible especially on weekends and week days if we’re able to. We try to make our live experience as energetic and fun as possible its just something you’d have to see and experience your self.
What lies in the future?
-To constantly keep working and push the band forward. We tend to play live shows heavily and record when we can. We hope to start working on our sophomore album soon. Its always a working progress.
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