Midline - You released your first song last April, Mixtape. What made you want to put that track out first?
jens - It was actually the first song I wrote in a proper songwriting session and I knew that it was a great track and a worthy single from the moment we wrote it. Sly, the guy who produced it also did an amazing job!!
Midline - The track has gone on to have over a million listens on Spotify real quickly. How did you react to that?
jens - I’m just really, really grateful! The fact that it has been played more than a million times all over the world is just...wow!
Midline - How important are streaming stats this early in your music career to you?
jens - I pay attention to them. It is of course important to be aware of the numbers, but I don’t spend that much time thinking about it.
Midline - So far, you’ve released 4 tracks. No Other Way being your most recent came out in January. How did that track come about?
jens - Any Other Way was written in Stockholm last spring by Amanda Cygnaeus, Joonas Angeria and me. We had two days in the studio. Me and Joonas later put the finishing touches to the vocals and such in Helsinki this last summer.
Midline - What is the main inspiration behind writing your songs?
jens - I draw a lot of inspiration from own experiences, but also from imagination. I like to wright songs that resonate with me on some level, and that hopefully resonates with other people as well.
Midline - Do you find songwriting easy, or do you have to be in the right place with a certain mindset?
jens - Some days it is harder to wright then others, but for the most part I find it easy. I also work with a lot of talented people, so that really helps!
Midline - What are your plans with future releases? Are you going to keep releasing stand alone tracks or is there a project you have planned?
jens - I’m going to keep building with at least a couple more singles, but who knows. Maybe a bigger release down the line!
Midline - How long have you been signed to Universal for?
jens - Since December 2017.
Midline - You’re signed to a huge label, do you feel any pressure to live up to some of the artists on the same label?
jens - Not really. I am doing my thing, and everyone else are doing their own thing. I also work with a great team of people at my label that believes in my project!