August 5, 2019

Sarah Klang

At home with Swedens biggest music breakthrough 2018

Photos Isak Berglund Mattsson-Mårn

Words Tea Falk

Sarah Klang writes songs about broken love and describes her self as the saddest girl in Sweden. We did not only fall in love with her amazing voice but also her Instagram, where she post photos of her seashell collection, italian fruit lamps, sage burning and cowboy boots. We met Sarah in her apartment in Gothenburg and asked her a few questions about Ennio Morricone, compromising aestehetics and what’s important for her to feel at home.

If your life were a movie, what would the first scene look like? 

Amy Schumer wakes up in a really lame romcom kind of manner, sits up in bed and screams straight out with ”crazy” hair. When I travel and listen to music I often imagine how the final scene of the documentary about me would play out. I’m thinking it should be an extremely powerful yet sad song playing in the background of footage of me smiling and laughing while receiving an award in slowmotion. And then comes the credits that would say something like Sarah Klang became the first woman to ever win an Oscar for blah blah blah…” It’s sick, I know.

What’s important for you to make you feel at home? 

Flowes, a made bed, my skincare(!) and my boyfriend Josef. I’m a real freak when it comes to cleaning, so the vibe has to be newly dusted, newly vacuumed, aired and neat. Otherwise I enjoy the old novelties I’ve collected here and there – seashells, jewelry, friends’ books, art, e.t.c..

If suddenly the song The good the bad and the ugly of Ennio Morricone start to play, how do you react?

Reaching for the patient information leaflet on side effects of my antidepressants. Or…  jumping on a horse and ride in to the sunset. I was a horse girl when I grew up.

When living with someone else, do you feel like you have to compromise your aesthetics?

Maybe not with my style but I try to chill down on my compulsive cleaning so my boyfriend don’t feel like i’m, well, cleaning… him away. I have definitely been in relationships where I had to decorate with strange fucking globe lamps and ugly teak furniture when I’m actually a bamboo-girl at core! But the way I have it now I feel is exactly how I would like to have it. I actually think me and my boyfriend have kind of similar style?