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" My old songs used to take place in Gothenburg; then, when I lived in Melbourne, the songs just naturally took place more in Melbourne. "
" I think South Korea was one of the best shows I've ever done in my whole life. The people there were crazy. It was literally Beatlemania. "
" I went to Legoland in Denmark when I was five, I think, but I went to Germany when I was 17 to have a little adventure after graduation. "
" If there's two things I will never do, it would be grow a beard and pick up the uke again. "
" I don't like irony and sarcasm very much. But I do like it when you think someone is telling you a joke, and then you discover it's serious. "
" I grew up in the '90s and remember the lyrics back then were so abstract and open to interpretation. That always drove me crazy. "
" Sometimes you have to burn yourself to the ground before you can rise like a phoenix from the ashes. "
" I realize that 'Postcards' was like input, and 'Ghostwriting' was output. I had all these frustrations and feelings before I did those two projects. 'Postcards' was something that brought new life and creative inspiration into the record, while 'Ghostwriting' was relieving myself. "
" I think all the best songs do that: they offer some sort of hope and light in the darkness. "
" When I was a kid, I had a period in my life when I was eight or nine when I was so scared of dying that I wouldn't go out of our house for a whole year. I refused to step out of the door because I thought something would happen. I had all these compulsive thoughts or whatever, and my head was really messed up. "
" I'm very very happy for my hardships and misfortunes: they build character and make you a better person. Even if I think it's something you have to carry with you, it's definitely something that makes you more empathic towards other people, makes you understand people and relationships so much better. "
" My aim is for every song to have a purpose - for you to be able to say, 'This song is about this.' But love and heartbreak are some of the most abstract subjects. "
" Really, to me, a really good evening would be a comedian, followed by a band, followed by a really good DJ. "
" I think when you get into your 30s, you start to realize all of the patterns you have in your life and all of the stuff that you're avoiding. It's a terribly unsung period in people's lives. I can't think about many artists who have sung about it, because it's so not sexy. "
" I feel like the few times in my life when I really felt like I love my own story is when I've been the happiest. "
" There's so much nostalgia for music from the past. "
" This is one of the reasons I'm so interested in stories. Because everyone has a story in their life, and when their story doesn't make sense, that's when we get depressed, I think. "
" Summer is always best through a window. "
" I have mood swings, but I'm sure people in England have that, too. Me and my friends, we're just a bunch of happy idiots. "
" It's not difficult getting into the charts in Sweden. It's a very different musical climate, and in a very good way, I think, because artists like Jose Gonzalez or The Knife can actually get on the charts. "
" If you come to the conclusion that there is no conclusion, well, that's a conclusion, too. "
" I've never felt at home in Kortedala, or in Gothenburg, so I always felt like I needed to go somewhere and find some kind of perspective on things. "
" I feel like it's my responsibility not to leave the listener in a pool of dread. "
" Hmm... at some point when I was making 'Postcards,' it struck me, what the underlying themes for the record would be. It would be about choices, fears and doubts, and it had an existentialist theme to it. "
" What I can't fit into my suitcase is probably something I don't need. "