#3wordsforasong is my songwriting challenge in 2017. The rules are simple: I create one song a month using words my listeners give me. Around 10th of every month you can submit 3 words A few days later I draw the winning set of words & some bonus words. Then I have less than 2 weeks to write the song & make a video to go with it.
My debut album Doses was released in 2012 and it includes songs that I have written in years 2000-2011. It is gentle and rough at the same time and it takes you places. You can read more about the creative process behind Doses and watch a short interview where I explain myself :-) more
In order to learn Finnish, I practiced by writing songs with Finnish lyrics. I don't have that many Finnish songs and I perform them only sometimes but hopefully I'll have enough of them to make one whole album. more