FROM DEEP DARK SYNTH-POP TO HAPPY SYNTH-POP ‘INTO THE BLOOD’ DROP THEIR EP ‘BLACK FRIDAY IN BLUE’ TAKING INSPIRATION FROM MANY TO TELLING THEIR OWN STORY, TAKE A READ OF OUR CHAT AND LISTEN TO THE EP!

What are your names?  
 Jens Brygmann & Carsten Bo Andersen

What is the bands name?
Into the Blood

How did you come up with the bands name?
It’s a song line from the song Spoonman by the British band Underworld

What is your genre of music?
Electronic indie (electropop / synthpop)

Give us a little bio about you.
INTO THE BLOOD creates electronic indie music, which vary from very danceable to chillout, and from deep and dark to light and happy. By that it reflects almost all aspects of life.

What made you go into music?
Carsten: Listening to a lot of my parents vinyls in the 70s and 80s, and the music just “hang” on for life. Began collecting vinyls myself in the mid 80s. Bought a synth in the age of 18, and then making music became a big interest and just felt like “the right thing to do”, and I just could not help it.
Jens: I’m not a bookish person, so when I was young, I discovered that music was an obvious way for me to express emotions and energy. Bought a pair of red congas at the age of 18 … The rest is history:) Jens and Carsten met on a music course and joined together on the project with “music in the blood” and great interest and dedication to the common creative process, where songs and lyrics fold out according to mood and desire.

Are you a signed?
No

You released new EP ‘Black Friday In Blue’, tell us more about the EP. The EP features our three latest released singles plus our songs “Slow Down”, “Every Time” and a special remix of “Redemption in Blue”. Three songs is about materialism and consumption. The music varies from deep and dark electro to happy synthpop. 

What is the meaning behind the EP?
The EP is released on Black Friday, and some of the songs are about accelerated consumption created by many unnecessary needs. Lots of people (more or less consciously) just follow the latest fashion, are buying the latest electronics, gadgets etc. Especially for the song “Need Stuff” a video is made, which emphasizes this – primarily inspired by the movie Minimalism.
Video “Need Stuff”:
The Minimalists: https://www.theminimalists.com/

Describe each track in two words.
Need Stuff: Powerful electropop
Redemption in Blue: Dark electro
Slow Down: Dark synthpop
Stay Forever: Happy synthpop
Redemption in Blue – cats awake takeover remix: Dark industrial
Every Time: Slow chill

What was the writing process like?
All our songs are “coming to life” in a holiday-house, were we came up with the chords and style (and sometimes the lead-melody) over some weekends. Then working further and deeper in the studio also with lyrics.

What was the recording process like?
The songs are made over a period of 2 years, and not in a row. Often working on the same song tons of times, having a break and working on another and then back again, trying new ideas, sounds, maybe changing chords and even tempo. Sometimes we have up to 50 versions of a song, before we think it is finished.

Who did you work with on the EP?
Guitar on Need Stuff played by Frederik Langkilde Sørensen. Additional female choir on Stay Forever and Every Time lyrics by Anja Majbritt Brygmann.  Redemption remix made by DJ Enrico.

Do you have any shows coming up?
Oh yes. Our debut concert.

If so where will you be heading?
Performing at Artefaktor Live 4 in Copenhagen 9th May 2020.

What else can we expect in 2019/Early 2020?
We are continuously working on new music, and have planned to release an album in December 2019 with all our releases this year plus our first two singles  as well as another EP with brand new tracks in the spring of 2020. The songs on the EP will be released as singles first approximately one every month from January onwards.

Do you have any collaborations coming up with any up coming artists?
No.

Would you be up for collaborations if other musicians wanted one with you? and who would they have to contact?
Not for the moment.

Do you play any instruments?
Yes – keyboards/synths, drums, percussion, bass, guitar

Who are your influences?
Our primary inspiration comes from: Depeche Mode, Underworld, David Bowie, Visage, A-ha, Pet Shop Boys, Kraftwerk, New Order, Carpark North, Yellow and Tears for Fears.

How do you get inspiration to write songs?
From life.

Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?
Making a lot of music and hopefully performing live a lot.

When you’re not doing music, what do you do?
Earning money or family time.

What was the song you listened to most that influenced you to go more into the music scene?
Not just one song, but a whole lot. Look at our influence.

What’s the best advice you have ever been given?
Be yourself

What advice would you give to aspiring musicians not about the industry and just as an artist?
Be yourself and do what you like. Listen to constructive criticism.

What quote or saying do you always stick by?
It’s almost there.

What quote or saying do you always stick by?
It’s almost there.

Where in your hometown is a must go to visit?
Copenhagen – so many great places to explore.

Do you have social media accounts so your fans can follow you?
Twitter
Facebook
Soundcloud
YouTube
iTunes
Spotify






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