Spotify proudly announces a new collaboration with Anders Fridén, lead singer of the world renowned metal band In Flames. On October 30th, Anders will launch his own playlist, “According To,” exclusively on Spotify and also start writing columns for our blog. We asked him to explain a bit more about the project.
Hi Anders! What’s this about?
Simply a way for me to share damn good music. I’m a big consumer of all sorts of music, and I myself love to get tips on something new or something that I’ve I missed.
What kind of songs will end up on your playlist?
I think I will focus on rock/metal, but I may also slip in other genres when I get the feeling. That happens a lot.
You will also write columns on the Spotify blog, what will those be about?
I do not know yet, haha! I shoot from the hip. They will obviously revolve around music: how I got where I am today and what life was like when I was naive and didn’t have to think about what was right and wrong. I probably can’t keep myself from writing about beer, whiskey, food and all that other stuff that makes life feel a little easier sometimes.
What’s happening with In Flames in the near future?
Right now we are writing new hit songs, and we will soon enter the studio to make album number eleven…. Number eleven! Holy shit!
What is your favorite song right now and why?
My label Razzia Notes released the debut album from a band called Dead Soul. There are a lot of amazing songs, but one that stands out for me right now is the song Dead Soul – Kill the Past. As a lyricist, I love when the lyrics marry well with the music, and in this case, such great lyrics! Dark and beautiful.
OK Spotifiers…. October 30th, save the date!
We’ll be launching this feature, “According To,” with Anders Fridén! You will find Anders’ playlist and column on our blog.