The sound of A Modern Man is in many ways inspired by the great British music tradition, the Smiths, Keane, Coldplay and Hurts, with a sound of big harmonies and catchy melody lines. All combined with a melancholic and bitter-sweet vocal.
What makes it both new and rather special is how the bold sound is combined with a nerve from a melancholic and bitter-sweet vocal that draws you inn on another level. He has captured both old and new audiences with these both intimate and powerful songs
In the centre is the Modern Man himself, a great frontman and a real personality with his great trademark song introductions, an essential part of his live shows – wry humour and warmth.
His debut solo album ‘The man who learned to live’ is a modern piece lush and radio friendly music for fans who likes their music to feel real.
Somebody behind the singing
A Modern Man possess one of the absolute the strongest characteristics that a singer can possibly have; you can feel that he really means what he sings. No matter if it’s a pop ballad or a rock song you always feel the presence of the person behind the lyrics and the singing. You get this special feeling that this is actually somebody who wants to tell you something with his music.
Ask him into it, and he replies
“It’s all about finding the combination between being strong and being vulnerable. If you are not strong you will not find your own voice but will sound just like singers before you. At the same time as being strong you also have to be vulnerable or your music will not connect with other people. Connecting with other people in music is just like in real life, you have to show something true about yourself, even if it hurts a bit.”
Finding your way through life
Finding your way through life is a strong theme in many of his songs. This includes anything from finding the inner power to take on life and reach for what you truly want, even though you will get your shares of hard times for trying. The bittersweet feel to his universe comes from the balance between facing a not always pretty reality but always holding on to your desires in life.
As he himself puts it
“The album, The Man Who Learned To Live, can be seen as the soundtrack to my own life. It’s songs about me growing strong enough and brave enough to embrace my life and live it despite all the sadness and uncertainty life always comes with. To me writing songs is a way to accept that also hard times is part of life and even has a value.”