”We are living in a time where many people are asking themselves, what is truly important, both in my own life and in the life of the planet. Many of the rules and structures that shape our international community are outdated and harmful, and still many of us feel powerless to change them because we don´t have political or economic power.
I think the first step towards creating a better world is maybe to change the way we look at it. What if we see the planet as a living being, what if we see our own life as an animal, uncaged and curious. What if we stop listening to what everyone is telling us to do, and start listening to our own inner voice – maybe things are not as locked and closed as we fear. Maybe we can take back the magic of our own story, and live as free beings on a free planet. Maybe we can find ways to help each other, and invent a new system that secures everyone´s safety and freedom, including the animals and plants and the planet itself. Life is meant to be an adventure, not a measure of success or status. Make sure you´re living your own story, and creating the world you want to live in. And don´t let anything stop you.”
-The Musical Slave
MUSICIAN AND FILMMAKER
THE MUSICAL SLAVE
THEY CANT STOP YOU
They can´t stop you is a song about Dublin and the people there. It won the award for best music video at the Bergen International Film Festival, in 2020. Here´s the jury´s statement:
"This year's winner stands out for its unmistakable authenticity and raw energy. The video is both a call-to-arms and a slice-of-life documentary short that’s a testament to how music and creativity can strengthen communities and move people. The video elevates the clear, yet playful message of the song by capturing a local scene that feels both universal and urgent."
Light is a ballad about a planet who falls in love with the sun.
COLD WIND BLOWING
Cold Wind Blowing is a song about not wanting to work as a slave for someone you don't even know, and about taking back control over your own time and your own life.
I wrote "Berrywine" when I was 19 and had problems with drink and drugs. I actually wrote it when I decided to stop drinking, and it´s a song about any addiction and how easy it is to lose your balance and wreck your life. It´s not about being against drink or drugs, it´s about finding balance and not letting anything come in the way of your light and destiny.