I composed this song in my early teens. The song is part of an album named “Seconds For None”.
Right from the start I imagined that this music would not be for everybody, especially not my teenage-friends. Hence the name of the song, and album.
The songs were not inspired by "popular music", but I felt the music and direction I was going in, was too exciting, important and personal for me to abandon, despite the fact that I could not envision anyone I knew (at the time) that would appreciate it.
But I had to go with my gut feeling, my heart, the adventurer in me, everything I had experienced in life, and put it into the music.
It became unimportant to follow established rules and etiquette (I actually hate it). I wanted to follow my instinct, and experience my own rules, but not without hard work! It became unimportant to be part of a “music congregation” or follow certain kind of genres. I was confident in my passion. I felt the flame, it had been there all my life.
As an individualist and creative person I dislike uniforms. Not on other people (or the people that is using them of course). I don’t like to dress or act in a manner that is tied to a certain situation or group of people. It’s a kind of prejudice. (One could write books about the subject of course, narrow it down to whatever, like
the punk movement in smallest town in northern Sweden in the spring of 1980’s something).
It could be about leather jackets & boots, edm, r&b, or whatever, It's all great! I love it! But it’s not enough on it’s own! No one’s dancing or growling all the time! You gotta be pretty braindead to do that.
Anyway, that’s when I started to understand the choice between art and entertainment, and how it would play out in my life. And it’s an important revelation for an artist (even though it’s not black and white). Most of us would take both! But if I had to choose, the choice would be really simple..