Oct 14, 2011

Sua Natura - pop rock, Norway (E92)

About: Sua Natura , very cool 5 piece band from Trondheim

Sua Natura is a pop/rock-band from Trondheim, Norway. The band consists of five members, Ask on guitar, Martin on piano, Beate on vocals, Joachim on bass and Baard on the drums. They started out as an instrumental progrock band in early fall, 2010, but with the addition of a vocalist, they soon moved on to a more pop-inspired sound. The guitarist, Ask Borgen, who is also the songwriter, started to write more pop-ish tunes and catchier melodies, and they now have enough material for an entire album. The album will be recorded next year, but a release date is yet to be set. After a couple of lineup changes in the past few months, with some heated discussions and sudden break-ups, the band is now better than ever.

1). What is the best time of the day for you to compose your music?
As the composer/songwriter in the band, this concerns me. The best time for me to get new ideas, is in the middle of the night, when I should be sleeping. Sometimes I can wake up at 2-3 AM and get up to write down some lyrics or hum a melody, or even play my guitar. I think over half of all my material have been created while the rest of the world is sleeping. Sometimes, though, ideas just pop in to my head at random times and places. I could go on, but I think this is enough for now.

2). If you could choose, in what country and in what century would you like to live?
This is a tricky one, but I think we all agree that USA in the 70s would be awesome! Or maybe Peru in the 1400s, in the Inca empire. That would be just as awesome.

3). What is your favourite meal?
My favourite meal must be Fårikål, a native norwegian dish, a kind of mutton stew with cabbage. I love fårikål, we all love it!
Check it out here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fårikål

4). If you were a writer, what would be the main idea of your book and what would you name it?
I love to write, and I've always wanted to write a book too, not just lyrics for songs. I don't now if the rest of the band shares my enthusiasm for writing, maybe that's why they put me in charge of writing these answers, but I love it. I have a handful of ideas already, and one of them I call Closing Time. It's about a man, kind of a misfit, who travels to South America with his guitar. There he lives his life as best as he can, and discovers all the brutality in everyday life, which gives him perspective on things.

5). You had a million dollars and only 24 hours to spend it, what would your actions be?
I would spend it all on saving the rainforest, especially Amazonas in South America. This idea I got after reading a book called Mengele Zoo by Gert Nygårdshaug. It's one of the best books I've ever read.

Listen to: Sua Natura - Don't Forget

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