Tell us about the video for “Tumblin’ Dominoes”, did it turn out the way you thought it would??
C: Our vision was to make a video that captures the band in a live environment because we’re a live band first and foremost.
The latest “live” video we made was for the song ”Spaced Out” six years ago.
AMy first impression is that this video looks like the stuff I was into as a kid, when I first started listening to music and felt the magic of it.
That is, videos had a lot of intense colors and the impression you get from a big stage
We watched previous videos from Claudio Marino and we just knew we’d like working with him ‘cuz he’d grasp our vision for lighting and contrasts.
It turned out just the way we wanted it and it’s been so much fun making this video.
What can we expect from the new album?
A: We believe this album’s got a number of great songs with a sort of completeness about it and that every song is like an onward journey, but not in a straight line! The 3 songs that are released already are just ”the tip of the iceberg”.
CThis album will challenge the listener. We wanted to surprise and we have done so by blending in several styles and influences.
. We chose to kick it off with a 7 min long instrumental song and put it as the first track, which can be considered to be a ”commercial suicide” given that we’re not an instrumental band…
But considering how the rest of the album sounds, it didn’t fit in anywhere else.
A good song is always a good song and we’ve completed and included all the songs that we felt were qualified. Every song has it’s own story but the lyrics are open to free interpretations.
Have you become bolder over the years?
A: We’ve always been cocky and stood up for our opinions.
If we believe and have an opinion about something we just do it.
C: The previous album ”The Ghost Ward Diaries” was a sort of compromise with the band line-up we had at that time, while this one is a natural step forward, mostly because it’s recorded without compromise and done more rapidly.
What impression can we expect from the band’s live performance from now on?
C: We sound better than ever, all the lead and backing vocals are way better than before and we’re ridiculously psyched to get out and play!
Every gig will be different than the previous one.
We will change the set list along the way and if you’re a fan following us on the road you’ll experience, in a way, a new show every day.
During April 8-9, the Electric Boys were in Vallentuna recording a video for their 2nd single release ”Tumblin’ Dominoes” from their upcoming album “Ups!de Down”. At the same time they recorded a Pay Per View production called ”Electric Boys Ups!de Down” which will be premiered on May 14, just 2 weeks after the release of their album with the very same name, on April 30.
This concert film along with the video for “Tumblin’ Dominoes” is made by movie director Claudio Marino (Ghost, Behemoth, Tribulation, Satan Takes A Holiday), photographer Tony Oien (Premiär datum oklart, Veckans brott, Palmemordet etc) doing documentary filming and with executive producer Hilda Sandgren, MTA Production (pioneer in streaming from Bringithome2020 and booking agency) as an executive for the whole production.
Ever since Slim Martin Thomander rejoined the band, many have requested songs from the ”Freewheelin’” era and the band heeded those requests when they made the set list for the Ups!de Down movie.
– - It’s songs from the forthcoming album along with a few classics and we had such chemistry so we couldn’t resist a great deal of jamming as well.
Because, what do you do when a pandemic comes knocking? Stopping wasn’t an option for us, being creative was. It all ended up with a brand new album that is both rawer and more experimental than the previous one. It’s a kind of EB 2021 update.
We’re staging Electric Boys here and now. We want to be productive and constructive so we’re turning this to our advantage instead. We’re longing for live shows of course, but as long as it isn’t possible, we’re focusing on doing things in new ways. We did a lot of thinking and we decided that doing a live music movie with some documentary clips is something we’ve really wanted to do for a long time! Conny says.
- I’ve put Electric Boys’ music and artistry in a new context. With this production, we’re upgrading the whole digital live experience. We have a 2.0 vision for the band and the live streaming, producer Hilda Sandgren says.