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Interview with he is tall
What got you into music, and if you had not gotten into music what would you be doing today?
I have always been into music but I took the chance and started writing my own songs 3 years ago, and that’s how he is tall. started. I would probably have been a physiotherapist. I studied it when I decided to follow my long-life dream about making music and being a musician. I haven’t regretted it once.
What do you like to do when you are not playing music and how does that influence your creativity?
That’s actually a good question because it’s very rare that I don’t think about music. It is always in my head and thoughts at some level. But I like to hang out with friends and family, I like to read, listen to music, go for a walk, play football/soccer, table tennis, take a ride on my bike around Copenhagen, and drink lots of coffee.
Especially reading influences me. But of course also being with friends and family where we are discussing the world situation, dilemmas, and daily life.
How long have you been making music?
He is tall. Has been going on for 3 almost 4 years.
Where are you based out of and how did that influence your music?
I’m born and raised in Aarhus, the second biggest city in Denmark. More precisely, I'm raised in a suburb called Mårslet in the southern part of Aarhus. The suburban life and my childhood really inspire me and I have many references to the past in my songs. Especially also the people I grew up with. There are many references and shout outs to them.
Tell me about your most memorable shows, if you haven’t played live what is your vision for a live show?
Wow, good question! I have just finished a tour around Germany. That was very memorable because I have never been on a tour before and I have never played outside Denmark. So that people showed up in Germany made me extremely happy and emotional. It was a dream coming true to play in cities like Berlin, Hamburg, and Leipzig.
In April I also played a support show for The Divine Comedy in a venue called Bremen in Copenhagen.
Everything peaked. I think that’s my greatest performance so far. It’s very rare that I'm 100 % satisfied with my performances but at this gig I was very very close to 100%.
What is your favorite venue to play at, and do you have any places you want to play that you have not already?
Outside Denmark, it’s venues such as Terminal 5 and Rockefeller in New York City. It would probably be Glastonbury and Wembley here in Europe and it could also be amazing to play at some German festivals. Here in Denmark, it's the Roskilde Festival. I really want to play there and it’s a motivation for me every day when I’m getting out of bed.
If you could play any show with any lineup, who would be on the ticket?
Oh my, here we go: Sufjan Stevens, The Beatles, Dr. Dre, Arctic Monkeys, David Bowie, Kanye West, Tame Impala, Carole King, Little Simz, Stella Donnelly, Princess Nokia, Grizzly Bear, Bon Iver, Stevie Wonder, where is the stop button?
What is some advice that you would give to someone who is just getting into making music and some advice that you would give to your younger self?
Have fun! Do it because it gives you an amazing feeling in your body. Believe in yourself and don't compromise if you are not sure.
I would have advised myself to take it a bit easier and be more proud of what I have achieved. I’m always getting new goals and targets so I forget enjoying what I have already achieved
Of your songs which one means the most to you and why?
That’s an extremely difficult question - all the songs mean a lot to me. I don’t think that I can pick one :)
Which songs are your favorite to play and which get requested the most?
I really like playing the song ‘mind your manners.’ - I always play it after a couple of quiet and heartbroken songs. ‘Mind your manners.’ takes us out from the dark and back into the light.
Do you have messages that you like to get across in your music, if so please tell me about them?
Not a specific message, but I hope that my music can help people dealing with their problems. I hope my music can give calm and hope.
What are your plans for the future, and do you have anything that you want to spotlight that is coming up?
My plan is to release an album. I’m already working on it.
How can your fans best keep up to date with you, any socials you want people to check out?
I’m mostly active on Instagram, and I share stories almost everyday.