It's Stockholm. It's January, and it's cold outside.
It’s a time to stay inside and not really do anything. Oscar Danielsen sits in his living room pondering an important decision: Should he go to the kitchen and make himself a sandwich, or just have a cup of coffee? It's been snowing all night and it's white outside.
Let's fly to Thailand and eat noodles
In other words, there's time for a talk about his music and the state of the world.
Why do musicians and authors, such as himself, seldom take a stand – especially in the era of Brexit, Trump, conflicts with foreign adversaries and climate change?
"I don't think we artists and writers are interested. And perhaps not necessarily because we are narcissists," Oscar Danielson states, continuing:
"We are just like everyone else. We know that the world is going under, but we don't care. We are not prepared to abstain from anything. Fast kicks are the only things that count. We fly to Thailand and eat noodles. We know what to do, but we don't. The only thing we care about is ourselves."
Maybe you shouldn't take every word for granted, but true, there's not much sign of political or social commitment on the music scene of 2019.