Refering on the debute album, our editor Nathalie Mohr interviewed Claes Andreasson of heartbreak radio per e-mail.
Is there any personally related
stuff influencing the lyrics?
Hi! Thank you for taking the time for this interview. Would you mind introducing the band respective the project?
Of course! The foundation is me Claes
Andreasson, Torbjörn Wassenius and Pierre Wensberg.
Mikael Erlandsson is involved as singer/songwriter and then we have
the musician line up: Mikkey Dee, Joel Starande (Karmar), Magnus
Rosen(Hammerfall), TīBell, Tommy Denander, Sayit and few
Well, how did you come along doing
such a project as heartbreak radio?
We did a lot of AOR in
the eighties and always loved the music even if itīs not so big
today and after doing the first Last Autumns Dream album we talked
about doing something in the vein of Journey.
There is one track
on the first LAD album named "I never let you go" and we
wanted Heartbreak radio to do something similar.
heartbreak radio only a project with several different musicians and
not a band of five to seven root members?
because everyone is busy with their original bands however when we
are going to play live weīre gonna be 5 guys on stage.
Is there a special meaning behind
the name and did you choose it because of
a certain connection to
Yeah, we wanted people to reflect to Airplay
and Journeys masterpiece "Raised on radio".
thought it would be great to do the album like an radioshow
then we could do some different kinds of styles of Aor.
there any favorite bands or idols that have influenced you?
and Airplay as mentioned but also Whitesnake, Bad English among
How do you approach the songwriting-process?
Were there only Torbjörn Wassenius and Claes Andreasson to write
the songs or did you work together with the musicians?
of the songs is written by Andreasson/Erlandsson/Wassenius however 2
songs are co-written by Tommy Denander and then we got a track from
the TīBell team which are old friends.
We mostly write about love
but the last song on the album "The way of the world" is
about the fact that the human being not can live in peace.
can one expect of heartbreak radio on stage?
expect that it will sound as good as on the records and that it will
be rockers as well as the slow/slick stuff.
be a promotion tour? If yes, which musicians will play there?
talk about doing a promotour after the next album and I donīt
know yet how the band will come out.
Everyone wants to play live but there
is a lot of things that must work out.
What are your
plans for the future?
We are currently writing songs for
next LAD album and this time we will produce it as well
did with the first one).
Then we want to start doing the next
Most of the songs are already written and I
think itīs gonna be even better than the first one.
have a good rockact called "Soap Rocket" with leadsinger
Magnus Weidenmo from Spin Gallery in pipeline that weīll hope
you will hear from.
Would you ever like to record a
concept album or would you say heartbreak radio already is one?
think itīs sort of a conceptalbum, the fact that we mix the
styles but regarding the lyrics itīs not that way but maybe we
will do that in the future.
What is your attitude towards
internet magazines like Soulburner.de?
I think they are
great, itīs so nice to check out whatīs happening
fans: We want to have a lot of
beer: Staropramen is one we love
Sweden Rock is great
USA: The music rocks but the
Thank you very much for your time.
The last words are yours.
I hope you stay tuned for more
Best / Claes
fotos and cover: heartbreak radio
interview: Nathalie Mohr
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