That was very rare, I think. And I found Carter Family and Bill Monroe and the Louvin Brothers, so it's a great way to find good music, looking up the influences of bands you like. Klara: It kinda started as a solo thing. And I just found that you could listen to music in such another way, where you really felt something from listening to it.
We just put it out exactly like it is, no editing or anything. When did you first start playing instruments? Klara Söderberg: We love playing board games — we always play board games. They think so much about how they look and how they appear. Johanna: My register is a bit low.
Johanna: We usually do the lyrics together if we write the song together. And I found Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, and then I just looked at their influences. I am so excited for the show. It's like writing a story; you just make things up. We didn't think that the actual band might see it. But I think we've been together, I think, more than regular siblings.
Johanna: I remember a German journalist, he got very angry because we didn't have any accents. I think it happens really quickly, like when you're 11 years old. So within 24 hours of you filming the performance in Sweden, Fleet Foxes saw it in the States? Where was it that you shot it? So I really like them! What kind of hobbies do you have outside of music? Klara: It's not a great story. And second is I'm very bad at harmonies.
He thought it was like we were pretending to be something we're not. It was my own will. Do you have any other siblings? She was 15 at the time Johanna, 17 , unknowingly on the edge of a complete life change. And then when the views started accelerating, it was — Klara: —It was so crazy. Having done their last two albums with Mike Mogis Rilo Kiley, Jenny Lewis, Bright Eyes , the sisters went to Portland, Ore. Johanna, is Klara a very persuasive person? In person, even more striking is how tall they are.
Klara: I got my first guitar when I was 13, so that's when I started playing. How did you learn that Fleet Foxes saw the video? Had you posted anything on YouTube prior to that? Did you film a bunch of songs or just the one at that time? Swedish sisters Johanna and Klara Söderberg — first reached American ears with a YouTube video they uploaded in 2008. Klara: Yeah, and such a role model to us. Johanna: You didn't really persuade me. I love looking at photographs and wish I could take them.
And if I like something, I will be obsessed about it. I just think that she's, if you ignore her style — She has a very strong concept, but in the end, her songs are so amazing. Johanna: Yeah, and especially this older country, like Carter Family. It's really good to be in an environment where people just don't care. I will though, in november in Amsterdam! Johanna: She gave us the best possible start we could ever have, I think.
Klara: That was a friend of mine, same age as me, who said that I should listen to that, which I am very grateful that he did tell me to do that. Then, the day after, they wrote back to us, and they were so positive. Johanna, when Klara was discovering music, what kind of things were you into? It's just very easy for us. Klara: I don't think that's coming anytime soon. Klara Söderberg: The lyrics are very fitting for the occasion.