Name: Josef Johansson
Height: Im a shortie!
What is the strangest thing you have in your room? I have some strange african instruments that sounds like whales roaring.
Tell me some of your bad habits: I am a diet-coke junky! 2 gallons a day!
Can you teach me some interesting words in swedish? Hmm... "Ambivalent" is a beautiful word in my opinion.
I guess you can translate it as feeling uncertain and almost scizophrenic towards something.
Out of all the diffrent emotions we humans are able and sometimes forced to feel, my state of mind just happens to be one of "ambivalens" 98% of the time I'm awake.
Im fine thanks!
How would you describe yourself as an artist?
I am most of all a fan of music, my music is both simple and complex at the same time.
I hope to be a fresh breeze in the category of young male performers.
"Hela natten" is the title of your song and its written by Peter Boström, Thomas G:son, Peo Thyrén and yourself. How did you feel working with them?
I adore them, everybody brought their flavor to the song in my opinion. Boström & g:sson really knows the formula of a hit.
I think everyone can find their own interpretation in the song but to be perfectly honest it's about two things: sex & space.
Yeah, I know it's a fucked up combo, but who would have known pizza and pineapple would work so well together? haha
It's kind of funny though, how big impact watching documentary-series like "planet earth" had on me. Not to mention being in Iceland, a country which has this raw energy to it .
It's almost like there is a pre and post iceland in the timeline of my songwriting.
Before it was all about love from a realistic & human point of view ... But now it's more about pre:destined love from an otherwordly & sometimes physiological angle... I'm drawn to metaphors of landscapes, changing seasons and weather.
I guess i have always been kind of spiritual in a non-religious way, but I haven't really embraced that part of myself until recently.
Sex, Winter, Spring, love
Lets talk about the performance, what can we expect to see on stage?
I think you can expect alot of heart and soul, but as far as explosions, gold confetti and pyro goes i'm kinda allergic to that.
I want to keep it simple and minimalistic, the focus should be on me and the song itself.
I am actually VERY privileged to work with stylist Naim Josefi for my outfit. He recently styled Lady Gaga, but is also working alot with swedish singer Laleh and Icona pop.
We are in the process of putting together a moodbook for the outfit, so I can't reveal more that that
Did you watch eurovision 2013? any favorite?
I'd have to say the swedish entry (:0 haha!
The fact that anything goes! hungarian folk-music? why not! Danish flute-pop? Sure! Finnish hardrock? well yes please!...That's kind of unique for eurovision.
Tell me the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word:
Christer Björkman: nice!!!!!
Oh! we'll have to find out! you never know
Is there anything you want to say to close the interview?
Thanks for the questions! they were great!
Here is his official website: http://www.josefjohansson.com/