Interview 2009 Jonna Lee

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Jonna Lee recently released a cover of Nitzer Ebb's Violent Playground.

Nitzer-ebb.com got curious and asked the talented Swedish sing and song writer a couple of questions.


edited by Stefan | nitzerebbnetwork New Jersey for nitzer-ebb.com


 
N-E.com:
What is your relationship with Nitzer Ebb?

Jonna:
A friend introduced me to the album "That Total Age" and I fell in love with the industrial feel of Violent Playground and the heavy lyrics. Haven't seen them live but I sure will next year when they open for Depeche Mode.

N-E.com:
Why did you choose Violent Playground when you would make a Cover?
 
Jonna:
I recorded two versions of it for no one to hear really with Claes Björklund, Producer. One electro and one soft. The contrast of it all made it interesting so I contacted Greg Allum, who's a photographer who understands the dark side of life and asked him to contribute for a video. We will release the elctro version in a near future, but I can not tell you when and how, its a secret...

N-E.com:
Violent Playground is an energetic, song, what was the purpose of your Interpretation, and how do you interpret the lyrics.

Jonna:
I think it's great as it is originally. For me, the lyrics are about men's domination of society which is also why I love singing it, from a woman's point of view. But I've never heard them comment on the lyrics though. I might be seeing this differently. I wasn't expecting anyone to hear my version really. Not the boys themselves either. Very cool.

N-E.com:
How do you think Nitzer Ebb fans will receive your interpretation?
 
Jonna:
Well hopefully they can love both!

N-E.com:
How do you like Nitzer Ebb 2009?
 
Jonna:
I'm excited they're back! Can't wait to see them live.

N-E.com:
What is your plans for the near future?
 
Jonna:
I'm silently working on a new album in Stockholm and London. Something musically very new to me. Acoustic tour this fall in Sweden. New single out just now called Something so quiet.

N-E.com:
What other covers have you done in the past? We saw a live version of Depeche Mode's Never let me Down again on youtube?
 
Jonna:
I have done loads of different covers through the years but no, no plans for other covers at the moment. The Depeche Mode cover was for a tribute show right before they played at Arvika festivalen this summer. This was just an interpretation of a great song. Maybe live I'll play a cover here and there...

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