Ever since I released my first album, I've tried not to use minor chords as the main element in songs. The way I sing is too melancholic.
I always start with the music and then try to figure out what I want to write about lyrically.
I can live for my music, but I don't need to be recognized everywhere.
I don't want to be too harsh, but there's very little evidence for 'intelligent design' or any sort of creator.
I guess I am actually quite shy, and I've always felt very self-conscious during interviews.
I listened to all the Misfits albums growing up and Red Hot Chili Peppers, too.
I'm a very slow reader - I read maybe three or four books a year - so I listen to podcasts and the occasional audiobook, and I watch TED talks.
It can be a bit frustrating to always get the soft-rock stamp.
People often expect me to be very serious, but it's not like my record company told me not to smile in photographs, because I was like that anyway.
I grew up with a strong Spanish influence. I tried to learn flamenco when I was younger. But it's like my teacher said: 'It takes a lifetime to learn flamenco.'
I speak Swedish, it's my first language. Of course, growing up with Latin American parents from Argentina, I also have some other influences from other cultures. But Sweden is where I feel the most at home.
I started playing the guitar when I was 14. I'm not superstitious about guitars, but I do need strings to be old because that's part of my sound, and I don't like steel strings.
I think I've become more aware of aging in the last couple of years because of friends dying of cancer or friends' parents dying and myself - I'm still healthy, but I'm aging, and that's something that I think about more, even though I shouldn't be too concerned.
I think Sweden is known for people being a bit more quiet than other cultures, and I guess it's a mixture: shyness and leaving room for other people to talk. Of course, when people get drunk, all of that disappears.
If you're not critical about your history, that can be a problem because there are religious leaders, politicians and all kinds of powerful people who can take advantage of a population that isn't really thinking.
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