The writing session for what would become Ruins morphed into a catharsis. So it's pretty much how it worked. We really like having him on the road with us. We're so close, as sisters as well, and we've had similar experiences.
Did you post it the same day or a day later? Most people do, at least, and we did. Johanna Söderberg: I think everyone loves this song. Influenced by country, folk and rock acts ranging from The Carter Family to Bob Dylan to Bright Eyes, First Aid Kit's acoustic-driven music is distinguished by the Söderbergs' accomplished melodies, arresting vocal harmonies, and the timeless iconography ships, railroad tracks in their lyrics. But yeah, we are more confident in English onstage. And I thought you were so obsessed with it, I couldn't take that. It's very strange, 'cause I've been reading some of the comments, which I guess we really shouldn't do, but it's funny how people kinda make stuff up like that.
Johanna: I think it's been like that a lot. Johanna: A few hours after we made it. The thing is, he's so great at what he's doing with sound. He thought it was like we were pretending to be something we're not.
And it's not that I generally mind. I'm very into that, aviation. And then I taught myself two more chords and I wrote another song. Klara: It's really nice, actually. And I found Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, and then I just looked at their influences. We're surrounded by American culture.
I think music should be like a consolation to help you get through everyday life, and it does for me. Johanna: That's one of dad's songs. She was 15 at the time Johanna, 17 , unknowingly on the edge of a complete life change. But I remember they played Patti Smith and Velvet Underground and Pixies, and I think that sort of influenced us, although now we decide what music we listen to as a family, and they sort of follow what we listen — Klara: —Yeah, but they're very open. Klara: In Sweden and the rest of Europe, we see all the Hollywood films. Johanna: She gave us the best possible start we could ever have, I think.
He works with the levels all the time. I mean, it's in our family, but I'm not that tall. I hadn't really experienced that before. We both realized that it gave us something special.
So that song was just written out of pure anger and frustration. We've had a really tight relationship since you were born, so it's hard to separate us like that. I think we did two takes, and that's the second one. Which musician or band would you most like to share a bill with? Klara: But then — Johanna: But then I realized the music was really good, actually.
First Aid Kit — a. Klara: No, but I'm definitely like, if I find new music, I tell everyone about it. Johanna: I'm very into language, so I try to study Japanese. But the presentation of Stay Gold is just as obviously fabricated.
Were your music tastes much different from your friends? Klara: Yeah, I think so. Haha I really enjoyed this interview! Klara: It's not a great story. Johanna: He's taken like a year off, two years off now, so I think he can't take anymore years off and he has to go back, but we'll see what happens. Usually my harmonies are really high, but I feel more comfortable singing the lower parts, I guess. In the previous interview, you mentioned how, although your father teaches religion, you were not raised religious. I love looking at photographs and wish I could take them.