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August 16, 2017

THINGS I LOVE IN AUGUST: The quiet stillness in the morning, an outside table at some small local coffee shop. I spend my mornings reading, writing, watchi

October 14, 2016

It's autumn in Sweden and the roads are colored in a layers of leaves. The air is pure. It gets dark at 6pm, and I'm spending the morning hours in big cosy swe

July 31, 2016

This month I've been working on my new (4th!) book, spending these long Swedish summer nights reading and thinking, filling page after page. As always when I'm writing a new book or writing for an album I find myself reading a lot of lyrical prose and poetry, or literary fiction with a slow mellow pace. It's something about the rhythm and choice of words in prose poetry or verse that makes me read it with a songwriting state of mind. And now as I'm writing a book of prose, I'm drawn to interesting characters, rhythmical poetry or just prose that makes me sigh in wonder. 

A few weeks ago my beauti...

June 29, 2016

The wandering life is a lonely life, and I've yet to figure out if I am drawn towards loneliness in order to focus on my art, or if I'm so dedicated to my art in order to escape my loneliness. 

For the last two weeks of my UK tour I fell into these three beautiful books on the writing life, loneliness and free living. 

Reborn: Journals and Notebooks, 1947-1963 by Susan Sontag

"In the journal I do not just express myself more openly than I could to any person; I create myself."

Susan Sontag is one of my favorite essayists and I’ve been wanting to read her journals for a long time. Reborn is her own documentation of...

June 15, 2016


Before I went on the road I bought myself some companions to start my journey. Some classics, some poetry and a guide through the literary journey I’d like to take. I always like to read two or three books at the same time: one fiction book, one non-fiction book, and some kind of poetry. This week I’ve lived with the following three books, and I hope these introductions can make you intrigued enough to pick something up yourself. If you do, please let me know, let me know what you thought, what you learned, your favourite passages, and what you will read hereafter.

Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
Ever since I...

June 10, 2016

”A summer of wandering”, I called it, and started to pack my bags several months beforehand. It’s not an escape, I’m not trying to run away from anything. It’s simply the ebb and flow of my life, the seasons it has created, quite by itself. I spend a winter with a closed door, creating and recording, shaping something that can speak for itself (or for me) and this time it showed itself as my third record together with the most wonderful PledgeMusic adventure I’ve ever experienced.

But I turn faded after a while. Comfort and habits blur our my sharp edges and I need to make u-turn, throw everything up in the ai...

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