January 1, 2013 § Leave a comment
October 18, 2012 § Leave a comment
Rock out, sleep tight or walk the streets in a very special A Girl in a Rat Suit t-shirt. The words are fragments of the lyrics from the new single ‘ARENA’ and there are only 5 of each style.
The t-shirts are made by Philadelphia based Print Liberation who are awesome in every way. Quote: “no digital-print-iron-on bullshit” and made like this:
The size small fits my mom without being too tight, the medium fits my dad (it’s American Apparel men’s sizes). My parents took the pictures of the t-shirts in a classroom in Jutland on a Sunday while I was in New York. Thanks guys. You rock.
The all-seeing eye says BUY NOW
October 3, 2012 § Leave a comment
Hurrah! Today we welcome ARENA the single and video to the world, starring feather eyelashes, white gloves, sleek haircuts and funky moves:
Did you know that the large crystal around my neck is from the annual street fair at 103rd street on the upper west side? I was a whopping 20 dollars. The award for best comment on it goes to Christopher Henry for: “Does that one take you back to the mother ship?”. The white lace jacket is from the second-hand store on Nørrebrogade in Copenhagen that doesn’t only sell clothes and furniture from dead people’s houses, but also sugar, flour, jam and other goodies that outperformed the expiration date of their owners.
Download ARENA on iTunes so I can buy food:
Download ARENA for free on Bandcamp so you can buy food:
The horse on the cover is a drawing of the statue in Christansborg Ridebane. The statue is made by Anne Marie Carl Nielsen (wife of Carl Nielsen) in 1927.
I had an amazing time writing, recording, producing and shooting ARENA. A very special thanks to Michael Miltersen / Sepia Productions, Tommy Rasmussen / Smussen Design and of course Kristian Baek.
August 25, 2012 § Leave a comment
My grandfather Boy played a little salon music for me when we were working today, inspired by a new piece I’m writing. He’s helping me with the score for it. He is 78 years old and pretty awesome.
Boy & Line / click to play
Salon music was a popular music genre in Europe during the 19th century. It was usually written for solo piano in the romantic style, and often performed by the composer at events known as “Salons”. Salon compositions are usually fairly short and often focus on virtuoso pianistic display or emotional expression of a sentimental character. Common sub-genres of salon music are the operatic paraphrase or fantasia, in which multiple themes from a popular opera are the basis of the composition, and the musical character-piece, which portrays in music a particular situation or narrative.
August 13, 2012 § Leave a comment
“Either I will be at your deathbed or you will be at mine.” Walking to the shelf of revelations, picking up another book of truth.
July 25, 2012 § Leave a comment
On the 4th of July two things close to my heart materialized: the Higgs boson and the video for the upcoming single ‘Arena’. Kristian, who originally helped me compose ‘Arena’ and is singing the backing vocals, was home from New York for the Roskilde Festival, so we hijacked him for the video. Snap. The dancers Elematronics (Maria Miz Gold Guldmann & Julie Joules Kunz) did a spot on choreography and dance for the video, we were blown away. These girls are so young and have a great future ahead of them. Talk about talent.
The video was shot at photographer Bo Egestrøm’s studio in Copenhagen. We felt like kids in a candy store. Bo had everything we needed and he is just awesome.
Tommy did an amazing job directing and shooting, staying cool, calm and creative all day. Elematronics aka Maria & Julie, runner Gustav.
The tools of the brilliant and lovely makeup artist Dana Mario.
Don’t smile to the camera.
Kristian and Firebird.
Black or blue? Blue or black? Testing colours on Gustav before they end up on me.
Elematronics doing their magic. These girls rock.
It’s a wrap because the makeup is a mess.
Me and one of my favorite instruments, the jew’s harp. Just a little show-off for a dear friend of mine.