My musical chapters so far
Straight from the beach. So this is what happened. During the lockdown period, we actually packed our bags to move places. 🎢 We now live right at the sea, so amazing – I see surfers passing by my studio window, carrying their boards out to catch a wave. ‘I Say Ayo’ was written with sand between my toes. You may hear what that does to a human being. 🙏
Also, I needed some air, light and colour. With all major problems in the world at the moment, it feels nice to listen to a song, that at least helps me to put my own worries somewhat into perspective. I hope it does the same for you. Thanks for listening.
My beautiful sister’s daughter Laura Mathilde is singing this with me, although merely 15 years young at the time of recording this song, I’m convinced her soul is older than a few thousand years, and I personally love the depth of her voice.
In that moment my whole life passed by in a few seconds, and everything changed. I’ve been working on this song for 2 years now, it took me 252 versions to sing my thoughts right. I’m reflecting on what everyone wishes they could escape: life is short, we need to create our memories right now, before we have to let go. So let’s build them up, memories.
I’m the slowest producer I know of, I throw most tracks away, and I tweak my songs endlessly, most of them for years, not because I enjoy it, it just takes me forever before I feel it sounds ready for a stranger’s ear.
I need to get out of my head more -in all honesty, it’s been a while since I felt some butterflies in my stomach about anything. I’ve had quite some life challenges the last 2 years: insomnia, completely burned out, dark days of depression, the whole shabang, but now I feel sparks doing this. So back in the studio I am, sweating, bleeding fingers, breaking cymbals, drumheads, and plenty of drumsticks, and here is my first born Jonas Brøg song ‘Tell Me Why’. I’m singing this to my burnout, wishing it’s a different entity, in a different body. All I want right now is to feel better and perhaps on my journey, I can make someone else feel better too.
Thank You for listening,