Review Fix chats with Black Income’s Henrik Thrane (Lead Vocals/ Guitar), who discusses the band’s origin, creative process and new track, Loaded Gun.
Review Fix: How did the project start?
Henrik Thrane: We started out in 2011, it was Lars (Drummer) and I, wanted to create a more honest and Dark Stoned and Fuzzy edged Melodic Project, than we had seen with other bands… we wanted a more Punk like feel to it as well, especially the energy was something we aimed to keep in the music… so after a while, we got together in our little but cozy place to start jamming, to find into the elements of the music, we wanted to use in Black Income, so that’s basically how we got started.
Review Fix: What’s your creative process like?
Thrane: Usually it starts with me writing some basic ideas for the songs, and then we jam on it until we come up with something we like our self… and sometimes it starts out with a sound or a riff, and we stay in the flow writing new stuff as we jam, and sometimes its the best songs we write that way… it depends on what comes to mind at that moment, we don’t aim to sound like others.. we just simply play, and the Sound of Black Income is what comes out of it.
Review Fix: What’s your standout song?
Thrane: Wow it’s hard to say really as an artist, you necessarily not the best judge of your own songs, looking at our debut album Noise Pollution, it would be a song like Left You Alone, but if you ask our fan’s they would properly tell you it’s Favorite Gasoline… looking at the new album unSOUND I would pick a song like Loaded Gun, since it has a personal side to it… but fan’s would properly choose Feels Like A Storm… I would think..
Review Fix: How was it written?
Thrane: Loaded Gun was written by me, it came to me in like 5 minutes, I remember late night about to go to bed, the Riff suddenly was in my head, so I grabbed my guitar and started playing, and in before I knew it, the song was written and the basic lyrics as well… for me, music and lyrics fit together like a glove… it matters a lot to me that the lyrics are setting the right scene for the music and vice versa…
Many bands tend to write lyrics, and try to compose some music that suits the lyrics… I all ways go for music and lyrics at the same time… it needs to lock in together… that’s how it works for me.
Review Fix: What are your goals for 2019?
Thrane: With unSOUND just out now, and our new single and video Loaded Gun, we play just one release gig in Denmark in September… after that we are going into Tube IT Studio again to record album 3 this winter, we got a lot of songs that we didn’t fit on the new album, so we hope to release Album 3 in the start of 2020.
Review Fix: How do you want your music to affect people?
Thrane: I hope people are able to enter our music universe, and let them self drift off into flavored space we create… lean back and enjoy the Dark Fuzzy Edge music palette, and set them self into the center of the lyrics….
We hope to leave a mark, with our realistic lyrics and grooves… for people to remember, where they come from and how the world is treating them.
Review Fix: What’s next?
Thrane: Looking at 2020, we get a lot of heat from the UK and Germany, so we have a Tour in the pipeline for 2020, we wish gig where our fans are, and with Denmark as our home country, with a rock scene so tiny and corrupt… we aim for new markets where Rock music lives, and people go out to live gigs supporting Rock and Metal music.