I WISH I WAS A FISH
Four intense and crazy days in San Francisco – that was all it took for Stockholm based artist I Wish I Was A Fish, or songwriter/multiinstrumentalist Frida Teresia Svensson, to finish what is going to be released as her debut EP.
The solo project, which started out from an everlasting curiousity towards learning new instruments and finding out what they can do with the songs, finally transformed into shape when Frida met producer Elliott Peltzman during a trip to San Francisco. Pretty soon after their first creative meeting Frida found herself working in Elliot’s studio with a vision to create something where an acoustic live vibe meets an electronic landscape.
The material to be heard on the EP was written while Frida spent an autumn in Berlin. Some of the songs stems from reflections on society, while others are more personal recollections, a way to work through things that happens in life, that have slowly turned to be more political. A playfulness, a lot of fire and one or two water metaphors are what embodies I Wish I Was A Fish.
The thematics on new single “Run” is taken from a life incident:
“When I wrote ”Run” it was a way to handle the emotions around a really shitty thing that happened to me. At first it felt like it was song just for me, not meant to be shared, a song that might step on people’s toes. But after a while I felt: ”This shit happened.” And we’re many that’s been there and maybe people can find courage in this song. This song is about punching a guitar in someones stomach if you need to run, it’s self defense. Not only the act itself but also the power of the music. Music is the power, literally.”
“Fun” is the seond single out from I Wish I Was A Fish’s forthcoming December 2nd debut EP and it’s out now!
LISTEN TO “RUN”:
I Wish I Was A Fish