With his second solo album "Forever Comes To An End" Bjørn Riis has impressively emancipated himself from his main band Airbag. In an interview, the 40-year-old family man talks about stylistic boundaries, the new Roger Waters album and full nappies.
eclipsed: Bjørn, with the title track you put the hardest song at the beginning of your second solo album. A real statement!
Bjørn Riis: "Forever Comes To An End" was supposed to be on my solo debut "Lullabies In A Car Crash", but then it didn't really fit the rest. But we played it live from time to time. But he also has a softer side. I think we have succeeded in creating a really good balance.
eclipsed: "Lullabies In A Car Crash was musically very close to your main band airbag. Were you trying to make a more conscious choice this time?
Airbag guitarist BJØRN RIIS will release his second solo album "Forever Comes To An End" on May 19th. Listen here to a first song from it...
There are lots of guitarists who sound like David Gilmour. Some of them are really good. Just like Bjorn Riis. The guitarist of the Norwegian Artrocker Airbag, who only last year presented a remarkable album with "The Greatest Show On Earth", also cuts an excellent figure as a singer and composer.
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eclipsed is a music magazine based in Aschaffenburg and has been on the German market since 2000. It is aimed at friends of sophisticated rock music who want to go on a new acoustic voyage of discovery month after month.
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