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Interview with the band Ask Carol

We were able to get an interview with the band Ask Carol! We talk music inspiration, influences and more! Learn more about the band and check out one of their new videos below!

Here is the interview: 

  1. What is your inspiration to write your music? Is it your
    surroundings?

Well, sort of. It varies a lot, but sometimes yes. We get inspired by traveling and touring. We also
get inspired by hearing new music or discovering old music we haven’t heard.
A place that has inspired us a lot in the past has been Carol’s cabin, high in the Norwegian
mountains. There is no electricity and no water, so it’s a very old school way of life. And no
internet. That means less distraction, and room for inspiration. The inspiration might always
be there, but with all the constant impressions and distractions from the internet there is just
no room for it. That is where we wrote our first songs as Ask Carol, in that cabin.

  1. What type of music did you listen to growing up?

Ask: I really loved The Clash, that was my favorite band back then, and still is one of my
favorites. They are great! As a teenager my taste was more narrow than now, but I really
loved 70s rock too, like Pink Floyd, Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin.
Carol: In my teenage years I loved Nirvana, still love them. And same as Ask I listened to lot of music from the
70s. Zepplin, Deep Purple, Pink Floyd, Black Sabbath and Jimi Hendrix. I also loved Lauryn Hill and the Fugees.

  1. Is there someone you looked up as a hero?

We both looked up to Jimi Hendrix when we started out playing guitar in our teens. He was
one of the best, and we both liked his style and attitude. He is one of our shared inMluences in
this band.

  1. If you weren’t a musician, would you be doing today?

Ask did study architecture for a year some time ago, might have ended up as that. Carol could
have been a top level football player, if she had had the discipline as a teenager when the talent
scouts told her she had the potential. But music was more important, so that was the reason
the discipline wasn’t there. It just wasn’t the right thing.

  1. What advice do you have for our fans out there that want to create
    music?

Just do it! If you really want to create music, just do it, no matter how small or simple in the
beginning. You gotta start somewhere, we all did.The most important thing is to take that
first step.

Vic
Editor / Writer / Producer For Drop the Spotlight