of Base on Morning Show
Thanks to the Acer Simon for the transcript of the interview!
sister can't fly, I can."
"so we think it's good to do it with two instead of...umm... three"
"so we'll go with us two..."
It seems on the video that you
sing a bit more than your sister... "yes, on this song."
almost five years since you came out with a new record. "yes, it usually
takes four years to make a record but we never really had the time to
finish the records before".
so now they're more well-done? "yeah, I think so"
is it a problem that you live abroad and the others in GBG? "No, I don't
think so. We meet and take the time we need to write our material. I come
to GBG, or to Stockholm, or they come to me abroad to meet."
Do you write equally much all four?
guess writes the major part of the songs, but also Malin and I have
stepped forward a bit more on this record
go on, I love you
"the reviewers write about you in the papers today, Expressen writes that
you can never leave Ace of Base out of account, how does that feel?"
"That feels good." "It feels
brave ( ?)"
We're going down a bit here... (in the paper!) Aftonbladet writes that the
new records is extremely strong! "yeah, that's a bit more positive"
Do you get good critics in general? "Not in Sweden. Abroad we've always
had pretty good critics, especially in the US,"
"in Sweden I think we never had any good critics"
"it's difficult to be a prophet in your home country, home town above all"
Why did you record the video in GBG? You wanted to show GBG a bit? "YEah,
it's actually fun with GBG. It is a fine town. Especially when it's been
such a lovely weather. And it's a good home town, yeah it's been working
very well to grow up there..."
Ulf: "I'm longing back a bit to GBG..."
23 million records was the sales for the first record, absolutely
fantastic. My own record sold 100.000 and I'm very satisfied with that.
But otnhe other hand I didn't write my own songs. But 23 million, where in
the world do you sell the most?"
"In the US we sold most on the first album, kind of extreme, but in some
countried like Malaysia it's quite interesting, every third person has an
Will you be disappointed if this record won't sell in these figures? "We
will never be able to sell n these figures again. It's all about the three
Ts: Tur(Luck), Timing(timing!) & Talang(talent), and if you don't have
that timing like we had on the first record, you won't be able to sell
"Then there are totally different times nowadays."
Jenny, do you feel any pressure that you will have to do that well again?
"No, I don't! I am so satisfied with what I've got and I'm so happy that
I've experienced it."
Will you go on a tour and perform live somewhere? "we'll do a
promotion-tour, and we'll eventually see if there willbe any live
performances." Nothing planned yet? No Scandinavium or Globe Arena
concerts? "nothing planned at the moment at least",
So you're not afraid of doing it, because you stand there, left alone..
Jenny:"nooo! I'm longing for that!!! I think it would be fun to sing *for
You really mean that? "yeaah!" Oh, how nice! "it isn't that much of that
on TV." "it is fun live." I wish you all the luck, hope to hear you sing
live here soon again!