The Rasmus at Yle Aamu tv
This morning the band was guest at the Finnish tv show Yle Aamu tv where, besides give an interview, they performed an acoustic version of Stranger, the new single from their new album.
Here it’s available the video, while hereinafter there’s a translation of the most important things that’s been said, thanks to Sharazan:
- Somebody had told Lauri after hearing the new cd, that the songs feel kind of familiar, and Lauri is happy about it, because it means the band was able to achieve their own sound and style on the album.
- In the summer of 2011 when they started making new material for the album, Eero says they spent the first week without being able to accomplish anything, but then they came up with one or two good new songs, and from then on everything went well and Eero really enjoyed the songmaking process.
- Their approach to songmaking was very relaxed, they didn’t take any pressure on whether they were able to get anything done or not, they could always get back together later and try again. Aki enjoyed the fact, that nobody came to tell them how the album should be made, they made it precisely as they wanted it to be.
- According to Lauri they get along so well together, because they talk a lot in a relaxed atmosphere. They honestly speak out their opinions and feelings, they always talk everything through, and they don’t hide anyhing that might be bothering someone. They begin rehearsals with sipping coffee first and have a relaxed chat with one another about ordinary things. Lauri says, that it’s that social aspect between them that is equally important as playing for them. The sense of togetherness brings a good feeling also for playing together.
- The guys were asked about their favorites songs, and for Aki it’s”F-f-f-falling”, he also likes the video a lot.
Lauri’s favorite is “Immortal”, he says it’s great to play on gigs.
Eero’s favorite is “Ghostbusters”, also great for gigs, and a real “evergreen” for the band. Aki adds with a smile, that it’s a pity that it’s not originally their own song.
Pauli’s favorite is “Stranger”, from the new album.
- Pauli has noticed, that the years living in Singapore have brought some local nuances into his solos. It reminds Eero of having purchased a new handmade violin from Cremona when Eero was living in Italy. He’s practiced playing it at home, and it’s possible that he may play it a bit on the gigs in the future, if the other guys support the idea. Aki readily replies, that they all are supportive of the idea, and suggests with a smile, that Eero could play it on the next album.
- Eero says, that despite of selling 3,5 million albums worldwide, they feel that the band still has to earn and deserve the success, but he says they have awesome fans, and it gives him a great feeling to see how supportive the fans are, because things like that can’t be taken for granted.