Kassandra Pops Up

Kassandra Pops Up

The Rate at Which New Artists Rise is Almost Supersonic. They've Got the Talent and an Insatiable Audience of Audiophiles Imatiently Awaitin the Next Big Thing. Popping Up on the Radar is Kassandra, Capitol Music Group Sweden's Latest Signee. Listen to Her Cover of "Lovefool" by the Cardigans and Find Out Who Her Popstar Friends Are in Our Chat, Below

The Rate at Which New Artists Rise is Almost Supersonic. They've Got the Talent and an Insatiable Audience of Audiophiles Imatiently Awaitin the Next Big Thing. Popping Up on the Radar is Kassandra, Capitol Music Group Sweden's Latest Signee. Listen to Her Cover of "Lovefool" by the Cardigans and Find Out Who Her Popstar Friends Are in Our Chat, Below

Text: Ian David Monroe

How did you decide on covering “Lovefool” by The Cardigans?

KASSANDRA I had just signed with Capitol Records and wanted to celebrate it by putting something out. I love how music is so movable, open, and adaptable to new landscapes, and I thought that "Lovefool" had fuel left to burn.

Are there any artists inspiring you? 

K Right now there are so many new acts I get inspired by and I usually find those treasures through Soundcloud. Generally, I'm inspired by quite meditative suggestive electro combined with beautiful voices, as that's quite far from the music I make myself. FKA twigs, Kllo, Espa, Kissey, Grimes, and Kelela among others, are artists I've been very hooked on for the last couple of years. Singing-wise, I'm more inspired by the old days' sincere, expressive, blues and soul singers like Janis Joplin, Ray Charles, and Aretha. Independent female creators have always inspired me.

Tove Lo posted a really sweet Instagram about you singing all the time at 3am when she was living with you. Is that true?

K [laughs] I think she must remember that better than I do. I have a really bad memory. I do a lot at 3AM. I move furniture and cook, too. Her post was sweet and generous.

How did you two meet?

K At Rytmus, where I did my last year of secondary school. I knew of her before though because she was friends with my best friend Caroline [Hjelt, of Icona Pop]. Tove and I didn't hang out much in school, but after we finished she moved in with me. We had a cozy time together. It's so inspiring to see my friends doing so well in music now because I know how hard they've all worked for it. It ain't glamorous.

A year from now where do you hope to be?

K I think big in silence, but to you I'd say I want to have an album out and have done a few live shows, which I can look back at and be proud of.

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