Gloomy Swedish-born, Berlin-based synth-popstar Molly Nilsson took a moment before her gig at London’s Birthdays venue last week to pose for a few snaps for Dummy. Embarking on a European tour ahead of the release of her fifth studio album this year (on her own imprint Dark Skies Association), the singer, rarely seen without her air of mystery, took the time to have a chat with us about what the coming year holds for her. Stream one of her tracks here, and see our full gallery below.
Molly Nilsson – I Hope You Die
You have a new album coming out this year – what can we expect from the new record?
Molly Nilsson: “New songs, new stories. It’s more fun when we don’t know where we’re going.”
What’s the writing process like for you?
Molly: “I really don’t know what to say about this, I guess I don’t see it as a process. It makes it sound like hard work, it’s not hard at all.”
There’s a DIY aesthetic and a real sense of personality to everything you do; how important is image to your music?
Molly: “I don’t think about myself in any of those terms, I just do things they way I think they should be done. When I listen to music myself I prefer not to know very much about the artist. At the same time I want to feel like I know them entirely.”
What exciting music is coming out of Berlin right now – do you have any tips for Dummy readers?
Molly: “I have no idea, the only new music I listen to these days is my own.”