Amaranthe's Elize Ryd Believes They Invented Their Own Genre
She wanted to infuse the pop stylings of stars like Beyonce with Jake Lundberg's love of 80s rock and guitarist Olof Morck's classical background. Bassist Johan Andreassen's punk obsession helps add to the mix, says Ryd.
She tells Yell: "I would say that we probably, by coincidence, created our own genre. I don't see myself as a specifically metal girl. I see myself as a musical artist. And from musicals, you can do rock - like Queen musical We Will Rock You or Mamma Mia which is pop, or Les Miserables which is classical.
"I'm versatile. I thought it would be so cool if I could sing like in a Beyonce-type voice. I'd never heard that in metal before. We are different as people and we put in what we are best at. Olaf comes from a classical background. Johan is the punk guy, Jake is good at his 80s rock thing. We never try to adjust to a specific kind of genre, we just stay true to ourselves then write together." Read more here.
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