the Guards at the Pompidou Centre tells Caroline Cederlöf to move from room to room. When DN reaches her on the phone one of the last days of december, she is on vacation in Paris. That girl who is in the music, goes under the name Grant allows himself to be interviewed, right from a museum in France feels like a given.
"Paris is my absolute favorite city," she says when she finally finds a place where she may talk on the mobile in peace.
" It feels like I automatically get a little extra presence when I'm here. I become a braver person. Then both of my parents extreme frankofiler. So I grew up to hear my dad tell me about their dreams to become a farmer in the south of France. When I was a kid, I loved to watch videos with Edith Piaf. She was a fantastic artist who really knew how to create your own, new world that I felt incredibly drawn to.
Caroline Cederlöf myself that kind of artist. Her popprojekt Grant has in short time gained a status as one of the country's most colorful. On stage, Caroline Cederlöf has a reputation for being expressive, violent ingestion. The difference between the mentioned expressive singer and a shy girl who just a few years ago didn't think she was musical enough to even be able to learn how to write songs is eye-catching.
– In high school, I had performance anxiety and low self-esteem. I gave up the idea of becoming a jazz singer, that has been my dream since I was a child. At the same time it was also in this period that I discovered the world of pop music. I started to listen to much british music, including David Bowie. The kind of direct songs, hookiga choruses with lyrics that still was complex. For after a while teen that I was then felt the meeting with poppen as if the heart exploded.Caroline Cederlöf put all their emotions in the music. Photo: Eva Tedesjö
she also wanted to make the kind of music got her to get past the obstacle that was the idea at the own inadequacy as a songwriter. Her first tentative attempt at really writing was done together with a friend, on his father's wind. He got to sit down and try out chords on the chords at the piano until she heard it she was looking for.
" I knew I wanted to make pop music that's very direct would be able to strike a sense. Those where the years around high school was a very emotional time. There are so many förstagångsupplevelser in life during the period. I was also pretty bad. I have long had problems with panic disorder and orossyndrom, I feel, are a permanent concern. I have been using with it now, but when I started writing, I was still in the middle of it. So it sounded a certain way in the me, kind. And that is why the music sounds like it does. Dramatic, " she says, laughing:
– It is really not tastefully restrained.
was eventually presented to the producer and songwriter Peter Kvint, around the turn of the millennium successful hitmakare for people like Andreas Johnson, Eskobar and Peter Jöback. He liked what he heard on Caroline's demos, and they began a collaboration, which eventually was supplemented by Johan T Karlsson, from the Family. The result was Caroline Cederlöfs debut album as Grant, ”In bloom”. The album was released in the summer, but contains several songs from the where the very earliest attempts to write pop:
"I'm actually surprisingly good to play these songs live," she says of the fact that it has now reached a larger audience from the very beginning, based on her very personal feelings and experiences.
I felt bad, have led me to do something, perhaps a truth, or at least I wrote an album.
– It is exhaustive and cleansing in some way. And despite the fact that I have gone through these feelings and come on, it feels just as important to sing about them now as then. I think that it is fine with that all the time I been honest with myself. I felt bad, have led me to do something, perhaps a truth, or at least I wrote an album. So, even if the songs reminds me of the heavy things it feels not a hassle to return to them.
She mentions the single ”Hit” as one of the most significant, but also the most demanding songs on the album.
– The process of a suicide attempt. And just the feeling that I tried to capture, the if the choose to go on, to want to survive, is still very palpable when I sing it. Therefore, it has also meant so much when I received positive comments after I played. My experiences have always in the past been personal, just my. That they can now touch also any other, is so overwhelming that it is barely possible to take in.Caroline Cederlöf says that she already has thoughts about how a new album could sound and what it could be. Photo: Eva Tedesjö
his own feelings as the main gear with a multinational record company, as an employer, with all what it means to be first in production in an industry notorious for its ruthlessness, may sound risky. But Caroline Cederlöf says that she is experiencing to where in spite of everything, at least in the circle around her, there is an awareness and a concern for the fragile:
" I still think I feel alien to me for the scary industry that I had imagined it. I do not feel that I am just one of the major record companies. I notice the only of those I work closest to. And there, in my circuit, I feel that there is a great sensitivity to how I feel. It is I who hold the levers. Do I need to pull myself back and recover myself so there is room for it.
Now waiting for a period of time of writing. Grant's first album to be followed up by new music. She says that she already has thoughts about how it could sound and what it could be. Prior to that the both a grammis and P3 guld awarded. Grant is nominated in a category in the first and two on the other, and if Caroline Cederlöf, does not himself become the one who picks the home the plates, she knows who she is hope:
" I think Imenella is super cool, fantastic. I like it so much, her poise and her honesty.