Sunday, January 18, 2015

Pihka ja myrsky: Pop music played in an organic way

Photo: Anton Sucksdorff! (YLE)
New day! New interview! Here are the answers of PIHKA JA MYRSKY:
Name: Lasse Turunen
Age: 33
Birthday: July 27
Height: 174cm
Favorite color: green
Favourite food: pizza
Shoe Size: 41
Eye color: grey
What do you do in the band: vocals, keyboards
Where are you right now?: Finnish National Ballet, I'm an extra here and not currently on stage, obviously :)
3 things that makes you happy: Vinyl records, people who know how someone feels without them having to say it, cross-country skiing.
What’s your strangest talent? I can make this really high-pitched squeeky noise. Not in our song though.
Do you have any nicknames? Klaus
Home alone and you're bored. What do you do? Play Xbox.
What is the strangest thing you have in your room? A fan-made miniature of myself.
What are you really good at? Writing melodies.
What are you really bad at? drums
Childhood idol: Spider-Man
Childhood memory: Playing with my brother, who I still play with. He's in our band.
Tell me something no one knows about you: nothing like that comes to my mind :)
What would you do if you were invisible? Take pictures of people's faces when they think they're alone and not representing anything.
Craziest thing you've ever done: Take part in the ESC.
Favorite movie: something Miyazaki
Favorite TV series: 24
Tell me a super power you wish you had: invisibility!
What's your favorite part of your body? my hands.
What is your guilty pleasure? really dark chocolate
Name a song that never fails to make you happy: It Takes a Fool To Remain Sane by The Ark
If you were a product, how would you sell yourself? I'm very reliable!
Can you teach me some interesting words in finnish? Mulla on kauhee dallas! (My armpits are sweaty!)
Hello guys! Welcome to UMK! How are you?
Hello, thank you! We're very excited.

How would you describe the band?
Pumping pop music played in an organic way.

How did you meet each other?
Guys met in high school and Henna we found later in a theater project.
Tell me about the name of the band:
It has a very poetic feel to it, like the movement Sturm und Drang. But in a cute way.

You are one of the participants of UMK 2015. How did it all begin?
Lasse wrote this song for another artist, but they didn't like it. So we kept the song for ourselves.
Photo: Tiia Santavirta
"Sydän ei nuku" is the title of your song, whats the story behind it?
Restlessness, stress, difficulty of finding the right words.

Describe the song with 4 words:
Catchy, pumpy, bright, organic
What can we expect to see on stage for the performance?
Us throwing ourselves completely into the energy of the song. 

Tell me about the official video:
Our guitarist Jussi directed and animated the video. He's very talented, that way also.

Have you heard any of the other participants? any favorite?
Our favorite of the other artists in UMK would be Ida Bois. Great song, great arrangement.

Did you watch Eurovision 2014? who was your favorite?
Yes we did! The Common Linets.
What do you like about Eurovision?
The show is one big rainbow of tolerance and positive craziness.

What do you dislike about Eurovision?
Some people take it way too seriously.
Tell me the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the word:
Tree: apple
Fear: falling off stage (has happened!)
Gigs: sweat
Austria: mountains
Hashtag: don't spend too much time on social media!
Clones: Star Wars
Freedom: to be able to sleep late and then do what you feel like, no plans
Nightmare: flood
Dreams: final chorus, key change, confetti flying!
What are your plans for 2015?
New album.

Is there anything you want to say to close the interview? 
Take care of each other and enjoy the show!
Photo: Tomi Palsa
Thanks to Lasse for the answers! Good luck!

Pihka ja myrsky - Sydän ei nuku
Song: Lasse Turunen, Text: Laura Madekivi

Silmissä suolaa
sisällä sataa aavikko
Huuleni kaipaa 
kosketusta janoaa

Miksi vellot pinnan alla?
Miksen voi sua koskettaa?
Miksen voi mä rauhaa saada,
rauhaa tähän rantaan

Sydän ei nuku
Sydän ei nuku
se öisin oottaa pohjassaan
Sydän ei nuku
Sydän ei nuku
se minua täällä valvottaa
ja, kun tulee aamu
se tunteet pintaan tuo kellumaan
Sydän ei nuku
Sydän ei nuku

Vetäytyi kuin laskuvesi
sanat virran mukana
Huusin itkuni ulapalle
mut se ei vastaa

Miksi vellot pinnan alla?
Miksen voi sua koskettaa?
Miksen voi mä rauhaa saada,
rauhaa tähän rantaan

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