• photography by AGNES STRAND
    stylist ANNA SUNDELIN
    make up EMELIE WOOD
    hair CAMILLA JÄRVÅS
    jacket ANASTASIA JANSÄTER

    Elliphant

    Written by Anna Sundelin

    Swedish singer, songwriter and rapper. She is current with the single ”Could This Be Love”.

    What is your dream project?
    My dream project would be to bring my family and travel all over the world with a studio bus and make music with local artist and producers on the most amazing spots. Like deep in the jungle far out in the desert and on top of the mountain!


    How did you become interested in this field?
    Music has always been obvious in my family home, it was so natural in our house that I never really had an interest in it, it was like the moon and the sun, something beautiful I took for granted and never thought I’d use to express myself with… But it was always important for me to process my life through art, so I first bloomed by painting and with photography, then life had a different plan for me and through traveling and being super into the underground music scene, I slowly morphed into being a music artist. It was never my plan to become Elliphant, but I’m forever grateful to life for this blessing.

    What did you learn a little too late?
    How amazing collaboration is! That art making is pure magic when you share the process with someone. Before, I was always lonely in my creativity and that made me a control freak, but when I started writing songs, I was depending on the producer’s. Cos I don’t know how to play any instruments or music programming, so I had to let go of all prestige and trust the process. Soon, I fell in love with the feeling I got from making something unexpected with someone that I sometimes didn’t even know before that. It’s still what I love most with making music, to depend on someone else and make a song from the air between me and a stranger.

    How would you describe your aesthetics?
    I don’t think I have any aesthetic, am all over the place. I can’t make up my mind in general, but when it comes to my appearance am extra ambivalent. I think I want to be perceived all clean looking with a naturally fresh glow like cute freckles, summer breeze vibes. But I seem to have some ‘un washable’ dirt under my nails and a messy hair (and spirit) that’s impossible to untangle so that’s definitely not the case. My aesthetic is in the eyes of the viewer I guess, lol.

    Would you describe yourself as more of a pessimist or a dreamer?
    A dreamer for sure. I enjoy dreaming maybe a little too much, for me it doesn’t matter if a dream come to life or not, cos it’s the dream itself that matter. My boyfriend goes crazy with me dreaming away all the time, but I never want to waste a moment of dreaming just because it realistically not gonna happen. It’s the moment that matter for me and 99% of my dreams stay as dreams and that’s all good. I don’t understand people that don’t care to dream cos they’re afraid of disappointment.

    What gives you energy? 
    Nature. And the love I have in my friends and my family.

    What is the best thing about being an artist based in Sweden?
    Sweden is a great place both now and historically when it comes to art in general. It’s a small country with big creative fire. I haven’t worked on music in Sweden so much in the past but are planning on doing my next album here and am very excited about that cos there is so much talent concentrated here. I actually can’t wait to start! Soon, as my daughter don’t need me 24/7 and this COVID shit pass I will jump into the northern sea of stars and create some pure magic am sure. Blisseh!

  • photography by AGNES STRAND
    stylist ANNA SUNDELIN  / Agent Bauer
    make up EMELIE WOOD
    hair CAMILLA JÄRVÅS
    top AMALIE RØGE HØVE
    earrings CHARLOTT VASBERG

    Fiona Fitzpatrick

    Written by Anna Sundelin

    Swedish musician and ex climber champion. She’s part of the DJ duet Rebecca&Fiona with Rebcca Scheja. They received the Stockholm City magazine price for the best representation of Stockholm with their tv series.

    What is your dream project?
    The dream is to be able to work with music and make a living from it all of my life. 

    How did you become interested in this field?
    I was forced into it by my father who gave me synthesizers for Christmas every year

    How would you describe your aesthetics?
    At the moment it’s all 80's, but i only care about interior design. I’m obsessed with the IKEA Catalogue from 1983. That’s my bible.

    Would you describe yourself as more of a pessimist or a dreamer?
    A total dreamer.

    What gives you energy? 
    Climbing in the mountains.

    What is the best thing about being an artist based in Sweden?
    During most of the year the weather is so depressing and totally paralysing so you can only make music.

  • photography by AGNES STRAND
    stylist ANNA SUNDELIN / Agent Bauer
    make up EMELIE WOOD
    hair CAMILLA JÄRVÅS
    top LISA HELENA JACOBSSON
    earring BOTTEGA VENETA

    Marlene

    Written by Anna Sundelin

    Swedish singer, songwriter and producer of pop music. She creates her own label “SWEET MUSIC”.

    What is your dream project?
    I’d love to gather a lot of creative people to a concert night to celebrate music and all sorts of creativity. Something that stimulates all your senses basically, so I’d love to invite people who cook amazing food, artists, poets, photographers to make a rememberable night together. This summer, I arranged something like that but in a smaller scale than what I hope to create in the future. Also, I love karaoke and dream of starting a live karaoke club, with a band on stage so that people can feel like superstars for 4 minutes! Wouldn’t that be awesome?

    How did you become interested in this field?
    Music has always been a natural part of my life and I’ve always felt drawn to it. I remember when I first discovered piano as an instrument, I was at my grandparent’s house and they’d just gotten this piano to be able to arrange these so-called worship meetings at their home with friends and people from church. One day I laid my chubby little hands on it and remember feeling overwhelmed with how beautiful it sounded, but also super frustrated as I couldn’t play it properly. I heard melodies in my head and tried to figure out the right melodies and chords, only using my ears. Later, my parents helped me get private lessons and the rest is history!

    What did you learn a little too late?
    To not get stuck and keep yourself inspired. It goes for life in general too, I think we too often get stuck in relationships and situations that doesn’t flow, because we’re too scared of change or making things a little uncomfortable. I believe a lot of good things follows when you give yourself your best chances to feel good. So I try to surround myself with people that makes me laugh and to trust the process of life to turn out the best way possible, as long as I make sure to enjoy myself and what I’m doing.

    How would you describe your aesthetics?
    I get inspired by so many different things all the time. But I like the idea of a classic 90’s mom meets Mia Wallace and the world they’re in. Relaxed yet sharp and a little dangerous at the same time. I like it when things are a little bit off, punk and grainy but also classically beautiful and minimalistic. I’m also really into colors, it tickles my brain!

    Would you describe yourself as more of a pessimist or a dreamer?
    I think it takes a dreamer to turn your hobby into your job. You need some courage and probably some naivety too, to be able to see possibilities in things that might not seem possible for others. Having dreams pushes you forward!

    What gives you energy? 
    To be with my friends. And doing things outside my comfort zone. It makes me feel alive! For example, I’ve been producing music for three big commercials this year and that’s something I’ve never done before. Producing songs for yourself is hard and challenging in its own way, but to actually taking on the role of being in charge of the music in big projects that involves a lot of people and money is something else. I feel like a superwoman when I get a new challenge thrown at me that I’ve never done before and it turns out good.

    What is the best thing about being an artist based in Sweden?
    Sweden is small but we still strive to do big things and make a mark in the world. I think that’s why we’re so good in music here. And the music community is very supportive too, people are nice to each other and there’s so much talent here, it’s crazy! I’ve always felt very proud when going abroad to the US or so, and people find out that I’m from Sweden. It’s like you get approved just by being a musician from Sweden.

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