Article in Norwegian, published by Norsk på Spotify 11.08.2018
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Alexander Rybak pays tribute to his mom on new single
That Alexander Rybak is a productive and creative soul, there is no doubt about, and now he is out with the song “Mom”, which is a tribute to his mother and produced by Knut Bjørnar Asphol.
He likes to play on a small stage near you, just as he appears in Crown Prince Victoria’s birthday celebration – something he did earlier this summer. We talked about the new song, what he has done this summer and what plans he has. Alexander has also created a great and atmospheric 20+ 5 playlist for us with songs from artists such as Sigrid, Alan Walker and Odd Nordstoga, where the theme violin is consistently in all the songs, and found in the interview below.
You recently released the song “Mom” which is a tribute to your mother. Why did you want to make a song for your mother?
It’s important for me to be credible in my songs. It was okay to write about heart and pain when I had heartache, but now I do not have it anymore, and then I’m singing about my mom and how to write a song, hehe.
I notice that it is extra tempting to write melodious songs and that they are often perceived a little retro by people – but that’s just great.
What does your mother mean to you and what do you feel is what makes mothers so special?
Moms are often both your biggest fan and the strictest critic. Mum has followed up on how I practiced violin ever since I was a child, and she puts in a lot of energy and love to make sure I always carry on with the music. In addition, she tries to understand and encourage all my musical ideas.
You have had some performances this summer, such as Allsang on the border and on Victoria Day on Öland in connection with Crown Princess Victoria’s birthday. Is it Victoria herself who chooses who will perform at the concert and how did it happen?
It is the royal family itself who decides, so it was a great honor to be invited. They invited me not only to sing my latest MGP song, but as a classic violinist – and that’s the greatest privilege of all.