Interview with Magnus Rosén
Big thanks to Magnus Rosén for answering the questions.
How does it feel to finally have the album released?
It it really fun, because it is a democratic work that we did! I could release the album at my own small and ordinary record label, because it is very difficult to get people to believe in such personal and good music!
How many songs were written in total for the Arose project?
We wrote all 10 songs.
Swedish people said that it is difficult to find the album in the stores, are they just sold in particular stores and through the internet?
It should be possible to order the album in all stores! Border music is the company that sells the CDs to the stores, if they don’t have it in stock. You can also buy the album on my website www.magnusrosen.net and you even have the possibility to download the album. More information can be found on my website as well.
Are you gonna tour with Arose if so, will Jenny Berggren be with you as well, or is she just doing studio work for Arose?
We don’t have plans for a tour! But Jenny is a member of the band. So she is gonna be included in live performances, of course! Maybe we are doing a performance at Gothenburg’s Hard Rock Café in spring!
How did it happen that she became a part of Arose?
I was protesting against the closing of a music school in Kungälv in front of the parish hall! Jenny was there as well and protested. We thought that music and creative interests are important for the youth. That was the first time we met. I told her about my project. Jenny got interested for the project Arose, and said in case we would need help she would be there. Because of the reason that she is a very efficient, nice and earth near person it was very natural for us to ask her to be a permanent member of the band. So last but not least she became a member of Arose.
Did you plan to have a female part in the group from the beginning or was it just a coincidence?
It was just a coincidence like many things in life.
Most important question for all Acers =P Did Jenny suggest Linn Berggren to sing the backing vocals? If not how did this happen?
Malin had listened to the songs and she liked them. We met several times and the question was simply asked. It was very nice to get the chance working with her. She was even part of the creative process, when she was doing the backing vocals for the song „High Life“!
What part plays Jakob Petrén, Jenny’s husband, in Arose as we saw him at the performances at TV:4’s Nyhetsmorgon?
Because we didn’t have the chance for brass instruments (saxophone, trumpet, trombone), Jakob’s name appeared. That was the easiest decision to solve the problem. A very nice and efficient musician (keyboard)! So we spend some very nice days while we were in Stockholm.
What are the future plans with Arose? Are more albums planned and will the staff be the same or are you going to change the people within the project?
Jenny Berggren is going to stay in the band and she will get a bigger part as singer and writer.
Thanks a lot for the interest in our band Arose!
Kind regards Magnus Rosén