By Kieran Webber
Tracy Irve is the brainchild of siblings Linnea and Alexander Herlogsson, the brother and sister from Gothenburg, Sweden blend elements of R&B, electronic and pop that creates a soulful and energetic atmosphere.
A couple of weeks ago they released their single ‘Town’ via spotify, Itunes and Soundcloud which drew lots of attention to the accomplished duo.
We spoke to both parts of Tracy Irve about their forthcoming debut EP that will be out sometime in spring and their unique relationship as siblings.
First off, thanks so much for taking time to answer our questions! How are you? And what have you been up to?
We’re good thanks! We’ve been working on new music mostly.
At what point did you know that you wanted to make music together?
That probably evolved over time. It’s been the most natural thing to do and so we never really gave it any thought.
As children did you spend a lot of time together? Were you close?
We were always fighting as children like a lot of siblings probably do. When we got into our teens we started spending more time together and we’ve been extremely close since then.
What was it that brought you together in terms of music? Do you share similar influences?
We don’t listen to the exact same music but we do have similar influences. We obviously grew up with the same music playing at home as well so that shaped us into the same direction.
Your earlier work consisted of creating movie soundtracks, could you explain that to us a little?
Yes, we were working with Silent Partner Entertainment Group and got these opportunities through them. We worked with producer Jahlil Beats on Battlefield America and we did a full soundtrack to The Helpers. It’s definitely something we would like to do more of in the future.
“We were always fighting as children like a lot of siblings probably do. When we got into our teens we started spending more time together and we’ve been extremely close since then”
You are set to release your debut EP this spring what can we expect from it ?
Honestly we don’t know. We’re just trying to focus on making songs we’re happy about and taking it from there
When writing your music is it a collaborative effort or does one of you take the lead?
It’s collaborative all the way.
Explain to us your process when making music ?
We’re both going for a certain feeling or emotional state and the process of getting there is a little different each time although we always end up in the same place. Once we have the core of the song we try to keep it simple but really thought-out.
Do you base your music on personal experiences or do you take a more of a story teller role?
It’s definitely personal but I try to look at it from a distance. So it’s not a word to word explanation of something that happened but rather a mix of phrases that to me sums up the feeling.
Lastly, what can we expect from you in 2016?
More music hopefully!