Name: Midnight Boy
Where are you right now? In my studio.
3 things that makes you happy: Dancing, acceptance and ice cream.
What’s your strangest talent? I wouldn’t call it a talent but I’ve got a really low heart rate. At the lowest I had 31 beats per minute. I’ve heard that it's some kind of record in Sweden.
Do you have any nicknames? Unfortunately no, I always wanted one as a kid.
What is the strangest thing you have in your room? A doll called Mary.
What are you really good at? Creating. Things where I get to use my imagination.
What are you really bad at? Being punctual.
Childhood idol: Prince
Childhood memory: Falling in love, being heartbroken, warm summernights, dreams, playfulness, so much time to explore fantasies.
Tell me something no one knows about you: I’m really interested in history.
What would you do if you were invisible? Sneaking around of course.
Favorite movie: I’ve got many but… perhaps Candy by Neil Armfield.
Favorite TV series: I haven’t seen that many. I try to stay away because it gets really addictive. But probably Twin Peaks.
Tell me a super power you wish you had: Flying, without any doubts.
What's your favorite part of your body? Hard one. Probably my hair.
Name a song that never fails to make you happy: "Must been talking to an angel" by Eurhythmics.
When did you start singing? I used to borrow my mothers clothes and make-up when I was like 6 years old and then dance and sing in front of the mirror for hours.
Can you teach me some interesting words in Swedish? ”Förgätmigej." It’s a name for a certain flower that I think I’ve never seen. It sounds almost like ”don’t overeat me” in Swedish.
I’m so excited about it! It’s gonna be a lot of fun.
How would you describe yourself as an artist?
Expressive, energetic and uncontrollable.
I had a strong vision about the video. I wanted to make something different and inspire others to do so as well. It’s about breaking a pattern and challenging a normative society. In the end it’s not a very strange thing to be naked.
You are one of the participants in Melodifestivalen 2015. How did it all begin?
I started to write and produce as Midnight Boy like 3 years ago. The 80’s thing just happened, there’s something very playful about that era which I love. No boundaries really, allows the creativity to run free.
Interesting! Kristofer is a lot like myself, a person with many things on his mind at the same time. But he’s also incredibly creative and has a lot of ideas. Olle, I would say, is a musical genius and a very skillful producer.
It’s an invitation to the ”Midnight World”. You’ll find out the rest on the 28:th of February.
Over The Top and Unpredictable.
Lets talk about the performance, what can we expect to see on stage?
A reinvented Tops of the Pops-show á la 1984.
Unfortunately no, I’m having a hard time deciding.
Exciting! I think we’re all very different from one each other when it comes to our style and music. I’m looking forward to learn more as we start to rehearse together.
Of course! Ace Wilder.
What do you like about Eurovision?
Peoples uncompromising dedication. There’s so much love for the show! It’s also become a very important political statement I think.
Nightmare: Terror on Elm Street
Releasing my debut EP and hopefully touring across Europe.
Is there anything you want to say to close the interview?
Thank you and don’t forget to watch the 28:th of February. Much love to everybody!
Photo: Patric Andersson
Thanks to Midnight boy for the interview! Wish him all the best in Mello!