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Interview with Alexander Rybak in paper issue of Aftenposten 26.6.11.

SONG THERAPY!

Journalist: Ingrid Anthonsen. Photo: Dan Petter Neergaard
Found by Olina Novikova. Translated  by Tessa La.

Rybak and the Swedish troubadour Mats Paulson have released a CD about life’s small pleasures.They describe the cooperation as therapy.

– This has been therapy for me. For the first time in two years I have control of the situation, Rybak (25) said.

He talks about his new album, “Visa Vid Vindens Ängar,” which is made in collaboration with the Swedish troubadour Mats Paulson (73).

Rybak sings the beloved songs in Swedish, and has also contributed with melodies to four of the songs on the album. The songs are about life’s little golden moments, like to cuddle a cat, or the first kiss. For Rybak, the project has also been about finding peace after a turbulent time in the wake of the superior Eurovision victory in 2009. Fatigue, excessive workloads, and a fiddle smashed in frustration, have made headlines.

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