Published on May 28th, 2020 | by Darren Paltrowitz0
The Sounds’ Maja Ivarsson On The New “Things We Do For Love” Album, Motherhood & More
Formed in 1998 in Sweden, The Sounds exploded onto the alt-rock scene with its critically-acclaimed and commercial-successful 2003 debut Living in America. Beyond its title track, Living In America yielded additional hits via “Seven Days A Week” and “Rock’N Roll.” Fronted by the captivating Maja Ivarsson, The Sounds have continued to remain on the forefront of the global music scene, scoring further international hit singles via “Tony The Beat,” “Painted By Numbers,” “Song With A Mission,” “No One Sleeps When I’m Awake,” “Beatbox,” “Something To Die For,” “Shake Shake Shake” and “Thrill.”
The latest album from The Sounds is Things We Do For Love. The band — comprised of ivarsson, Felix Rodriguez (guitar), Jesper Anderberg (guitar, keyboards), Johan Richter (bass), and Fredrik Blond (drums) — spent several years making the album. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the group was set to kick off an American tour on April 28th at Brooklyn, New York’s Rough Trade venue. The title track from Things We Do For Love is embedded below via YouTube for your listening pleasure.
While touring is on hold for The Sounds, I still had the pleasure of speaking with Maya Ivarsson by phone on May 27, 2020; the full conversation is embedded below for your listening pleasure. She not only opened up about Things We Do For Love, but motherhood, life outside of The Sounds and her future plans in general. More on The Sounds can be found online by visiting www.the-sounds.com.