With their much-anticipated debut album finally on the starting grid, Estrons are ready to make a noise. We catch up with frontwoman Tali Källström to find out more.
Your debut has a great title – ‘You Say I’m Too Much, I Say You’re Not Enough’ is one of those lines everyone wishes they could come up with during a break-up. What’s the story behind it?
It did originate from a line I used after a break-up, but it’s actually a lot more than that. Saying the line out loud made me realise that everything and everyone is relevant to their own situation, so it’s a comment on that and how we should all just do our best to accept it.
A big part of growing up is recognising when a situation or relationship is bad for you, isn’t it?
I don’t even know what bad is anymore. I grew up quite unconventionally with many complications around me and lots of conflict and moving around. I never feel bad about it though; sometimes I feel grateful sometimes I feel angry. But life is a series of emotions, and they make you who you are. Every day I learn something small, sometimes even subconsciously.
Do you find writing or singing about life’s shitty moments helps give you control over them, and perhaps the courage to change things for the future?
It’s definitely a good therapy when you’re feeling something, but actually, I find it makes me feel even more out of control. Often the best way of at least appearing in control is pushing those emotions down; we are all taught to do it. Music is when you let yourself go out of control. It’s admittance. It’s when emotions come to life.