Sakarias about his new album Atlanten and going solo

Just like his younger brother Lorentz, swedish musician and producer Sakarias has chosen to go solo. And instead of rapping this time his focusing more on singing. His first single Atlanten was released earlier this year in September and has received phenomenal critic. And like that wasn’t enough he recently followed up with the release of his highly anticipated solo album titled with the same name. Radar caught up with him about going solo, the new album and what’s next.

 

How has it been going solo?
– It’s different. I like being in a team, working for other people than myself. But I feel that there is something important in this music so therefor it feels great to promote it. I want to believe that I’m not promoting myself, i’m promoting something bigger. I just don’t know what it is yet. The creative aspects of it is great. I’m making so much music and art right now!

I feel that I’m developing as an artist, songwriter and creator, so the sound is going to change every time I release something new even tho it’s still me

Has your sound changed since you went solo?
– Yes and no. It’s the same, but it’s more of me. I started to write pop songs for other artists and decided to keep some for myself.  I found new sides of myself in that process. I feel that I’m developing as an artist, songwriter and creator, so the sound is going to change every time I release something new even tho it’s still me.

Tell us about your single Atlanten.
– Atlanten is about the world. I wasn’t that specific when we created it. I felt something special and it’s now, it was a while after it’s release that I came to realize that it’s about the world. It’s so obvious to me now. That is pretty obvious in the new video as well.

What does your creative process look like?
– Most of the time I’m on my laptop, making beats, creating atmospheres and moods in Logic. If it’s good I start to mumble melodies and words almost immediately. I never write any lyrics so I record them on to my phone so I don’t forget them.

It’s about failure, and I almost wanted it to sound like a failure

Tell us about your debut album.
– It’s about the world, the universe and love. Pretty big huh. Those things are connected so it’s basically about one thing. And a lot of every day things that catches my eyes and ears. It’s about failure, and I almost wanted it to sound like a failure. Thats a part of it. Im relieved that the critics called it a masterpiece. They could as well have smashed it in to pieces. Cause I tried to make something more then just music this time, I’m glad that it came through.

What was the inspiration behind it?
– The same things as I just mentioned. The world, the universe, love, failure and everyday things. Reality and fiction. What is reality? Is there more than this? I ask myself those kinds of questions on this album. With melodies! It’s not boring, I promise. Don’t be afraid to listen haha.

What happens now after the album release?
– I’m gonna keep on working. Stay inspired. I will make more beats, more songs, create more art. I want to do a lot of charity. And party! It’s been a while. I think it’s time for that.