What inspired you to first start making music? And how did you come to be in your current incarnation? Or if you prefer, a brief bio about you.

I was strolling down my local music club on a Saturday night as many times before to hang out with friends and foes, but this time I heard the most beautiful sound flowing towards me from the stage. And that of course was the vibrating voice of Heidi Lindahl and my life was never the same. We started recording songs together and soon ‘the BlackieBlueBird sound’ was born..

Provide us with some info about your latest release…

On our fourth album, “A SYMPHONY OF SHADOWS,” we have reshaped their signature dreamy romanticism and then expanded it, supercharging their already extant highlights from our back catalog with drums and orchestral touches, keeping the heartbreak melancholy of those earlier works.

Fresh from our success with the last album internationally, this new release brings fan favorites released previously into a new, fresh light and shade. “A SYMPHONY OF SHADOWS” is an album featuring the tender and enchanting voice of Heidi Lindahl, rendering ten songs of longing, love, life, and loss.

Which ones would you consider your main influences both music-wise & non-music-wise?

A top 5 shortlist in a random order:

– Muhammad Ali

– The morning Fm radio shows, that penetrated my brain while eating my cornflakes as a kid before I went to school. I was totally off guard sleepy as I were, but brainwash can sometimes end up as a beautiful thing, I guess
– Mike Newbury
– The Young ones
– The concept of poetry

In what way does your sound differ from the rest genre-related artists/bands and why should we listen to your music? In other words, how would you describe your sound?

As a composer I have excelled in dreamy songs before, but when you add Heidi Lindahl to the soundscape, you get a certain quality, that you seldom find. She has this ‘je ne sais qouis’ quality in her voices – an extra layer of poetic timbre, that still gives me goosebumps as I write this…

Please name your 3 desert islands albums, movies & books…

Mike Newbury : An american trilogy

Andrzej Wajda : Ashes and diamonds

Books with poems. Anything will do to get your own inspiration flowing.

Do you prefer studio or performing live and why?

As we were closed down by Covid from touring, I think the studio is where we get our kicks for the time being…

Is there any funny-unique story you would like to share with us, always in relation to your music ‘career’?

Whenever we sit down in front of an arrangement of a song and start adding voices, background vocals and mermaid wailings and whatever, we always end up laughing a lot because of the way we amaze ourselves with another and another and yet another idea. It’s one of my favourite ways of spending time on this planet.

Which track of your own would you point out as the most unique and why?

On the new album it’s ‘Please don’t go’
Although the title could have been better, the arrangement and mix all came together in a way you can’t predict. And maybe that’s how it’s supposed to be. The inexplainable element x just strikes again.

Would you like to share with our readers your future plans?

Right now we’re exhausted and we need a break. Albums are hard work.

Free question!!! (Ask yourself a question) you wish to answer and haven’t been given the opportunity…

Q :What’s for dinner?

A :My favourite dish as a reward for a job well done ! 😉

Photo Credits: Tom Ingvardsen

Curated by: Christos Doukakis


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