What are your names?
Alexandra Andersson and Josef Ask
What is the bands name?
How did you come up with the bands name?
We were drinking bubble tea, and talked about how tapioca sounded like an anime princess and how that would be a great name for a music project.
What is your genre of music?
Give us a little bio about you.
We grew up together, since our parents went to the same church. Alexandra even went to daycare at Josefs’ parents house. And somehow, we also ended up in the same class from pre-school to music high school.
What made you go into music?
-I started playing the viola as a 4 year old and music in general played a big role in my home and in the church we went to. I’ve always felt drawn to music throughout my life, like I was meant to do it.
– Growing up, I was surrounded by music. My whole family was singing and playing music together. I’ve always felt like there is a force within me that wants to burst out, and it does so, through music.
Who are your influences?
We’re taking influence from many different places. These are a few of the musical influencers we’ve had through the years:
Massive attack, Portishead, xxxtentacion, Ana y Jaime, Burial and Kanye West
-Church music was always big for me. Gospel groups from the 70’s have had a huge impact on me. Energetic drums mixed with a high-spirited choir and a groovy bass line.
Are you signed?
You released your new single ‘payphone’, tell us more about the single and the meaning behind the song.
With a sweet melody and playful guitar over some steady drums, payphone draws the listener into the lively world of Princess Tapioca, a world where anything is possible. We find the contrast between something sweet, and something heavy, very interesting.
Payphone is a telephone conversation between two people, trying to keep the flame alive in their relationship.
Describe the track in two words.
Playful and laid back.
What was the writing and recording process like?
Our workflow is very playful and about catching the vibe, so we made a beat in 20 minutes and started passing the mic back and forth. Out came a phone call between two people trying to keep the fire burning.
Who did you work with on the single?
We did the writing, producing and mixing ourselves. That is how we usually work actually – just the two of us. And our close friend and colleague Christoffer Zetterlund did the master.
Will we see a music video for ‘Payphone’ and if so what can we expect from the creative process?
That would be a dream! We have a lot of visual visions for this project.
Will we see an EP or Album and if so, what can we expect from it?
We have a lot of songs in our file waiting to be heard! But we will release a couple of more singles before we put the songs together in the shape of an EP or album.
What else can we expect in 2022/Early 2023?
More singles, starting at the beginning of next year!
Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?
Making music, touring the world, collaborating with people from different art forms.
What quote or saying do you always stick by?
Make music, always. Through better and worse.
When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?
Guitar, computer, good snacks, good vibes, be present, no stress.