Interview with Lauri, singer of The Rasmus


Days before the Finnish band played at the Luna Park stadium in Buenos Aires, Clarín journalist Nicolás Melandri was able to talk with his young singer, Lauri Johannes Ylonen.

The dark frontman who puts feathers on his head, remembers the times when he was rapping, he mentions his admiration for Nirvana and Red Hot Chili Peppers and is recognized as a very sensitive person.

The Rasmus come to present to Argentina their seventh album, qualified BlackRoses, which dates back to 2008 and was jointly released by the record labels Dynasty Recordings, Universal Music and Playground Music Scandinavia.

La interview Full:

In the songs "Shame" and "Myself" you talk about drugs. What relationship do you have with them?
We have tried some but I am very afraid of them. I am a very sensitive person, I even feel that drinking alcohol confuses me too much. I live with great speed, no matter what I am doing. So I don't need an extra dose of something. It would be a fault for me.
You used to like rapping… Is The Rasmus ever going to change the style of music?
I think we change and we should change all the time. That's the style of the band. Because in the beginning we used to combine the things that we liked, like Red Hot Chili Peppers or Nirvana.
What can we expect for the show on Wednesday?
Many times we put together the song list ourselves. We do it based on what the followers ask us for on MySpace. Anyway, lately we have been improvising and we asked the audience during the show what song they would like us to play or we look at a poster of those that the fans take to the recitals.
What was it like working with producer Desmond Child?
He sent me an email saying 'I would like to work with you' and it's very funny because I feel so young next to him… We are just young people from Finland.

Source: Clarín

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