NHTE 119 Carl Lindquist

Checking in from London, this singer/songwriter released an EP in 2012 and is working on his first full-length solo album. Plus, this year he is also releasing his second album with the French/Swedish band Coexistence. He is also a musical theater performer and just came back from a European tour with the official production of Jesus Christ Superstar.

Show Quotes: 

“You need to be secure in yourself and you, kind of like, if you really want to pursue a dream, I think you just gotta go for it.”

“I think nowadays as well, 2016, I think it’s getting more and more common for people to travel around the world and meet other songwriters.”

“I contacted SESAC, my publishing company, and they gave me the information to the Bob Dylan management, pretty much, and I have been in contact with them, sending a few emails, and then eventually they said Yes.”

“I’ve had, actually, friends, during the years, just record covers of songs, but ya’ know that’s not the way to do it.  You need to show respect to other songwriters and get the permission first before you record it.”

“When I come back to Stockholm… people are ‘How are things going in London?’ and I tell them about all my – because they ask me what I’m doing – and then they’re like, ‘How do you have time to do all those things?’ and I’m like, ‘Well, it’s a lot of dedication and if you’re very passionate about something, as I am, in everything I do, I just love it.”

“I love to, if I can, do these, kind of, collaborations with people all around the world.”

“I think it’s also very important on YouTube to, uh, you know, if you actually want to connect with people all around the world… you need to have your information and everything where people can reach you.”

“I love to collaborate with people… it keeps me very inspired in everything I do, ‘cause I love to work with talented people who can inspire you as well.”

Songs on this episode: 

"Lost in Wonder"
"The Light of Day"