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Leprous' Solberg Thinks Most Bands Main Problem Is Sincerity

06/15/2015
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(TeamRock Radio) Leprous mainman Einar Solberg says the secret to the band's creativity is their sincerity. They released fifth album The Congregation last month after aiming to ensure it was every bit as honest as 2013's Coal.

Solberg tells Prog Sphere: "I think sincerity is the main problem for people - they're too afraid of reactions. They're too afraid of disappointing their fans. If we'd started considering all the feedback we get from everyone we'd be completely confused, and we would be losing ourselves completely. It's just chaos if you start to consider all those things.

"In a composition process, the most important thing is to keep your distance from all expectations - just let the creativity flow. You'll always disappoint someone no matter what you do."

He reflects that it's impossible to please everyone anyway. "Being an artist is not exactly a win-win situation normally, because you always have people complaining no matter what you try to do," he says.

And that can lead to insecurity. "I can recognise myself very much in that," he admits. "Sometimes it takes one negative feedback to destroy 10 positive ones. But eventually I learnt to distance myself more and more from it. I don't take it very personal." Read more here.

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