Musicscan: First of all, congratulations to the new album, Jarid. How did you go about writing and recording this album? Did you do anything different compared to your previous efforts?
Unbunny: Thank you. Yes, it was a different in a few ways. This was our first record were we used a laptop as our primary recording tool. In the past we had used a cassette four track.
Musicscan: What influence did Neil Young have on you as a songwriter?
Unbunny: Well, no more than any classic rock writers. I realize that there is an easy comparison to make there but really I'm never thinking "What would Neil do?"
Musicscan: What does an average day of yours look like when you are not on the road?
Unbunny: Probably the same as yours.
Musicscan: Do you have a day job? How do you make ends meet?
Unbunny: I need to look for a day job as soon as this tour is over.
Musicscan: Did you have certain musical or aesthetic goals for Unbunny when you started out?
Unbunny: Not really. I just wanted to be able to make songs with my friends. I just kind of make whatever comes easiest. I've never tried to make a certain kind of music.
Musicscan: What makes for the perfect song in your opinion? Have you ever achieved something like a perfect song in your opinion? How would you define a perfect song?
Unbunny: I don't think I'm capable of making a song that I would think is perfect. My idea of the perfect song is one that moves me by saying something in a way that I would never have thought of.
Musicscan: Is it necessary to create a certain distance between you and the music in order to get a better understanding of its inherent quality?
Musicscan: Is there something like a thematic continuity on the album, something that connects the individual songs lyrically?
Unbunny: Not as much as on the last record but to a certain extent, yes. I mean, they are all directly or indirectly related to my experiences.
Musicscan: What are some other passions in your life besides music? What do you think you would be doing if the whole music thing wouldn’t work out?
Unbunny: I like making stuff. Hanging out with my friends. Old cars. I don't really know where the line between "working out" and "not working out" is in music. Which side of that line am I on?
Musicscan: What is the difference between art and entertainment in your opinion?
Unbunny: Well, obviously, they are not mutually exclusive. I can't really answer that because I think it really changes for me. It's a giant amorphous grey cloud.
Musicscan: Do you think the concept of the album as the primary format for pop music will last? Do you think a change of the medium will also entail different approaches towards the music and therefore also the songwriting process?
Unbunny: Probably. I don't think about that kind of thing, though.
Musicscan: Do you feel that pop music is received differently in Europe compared to the US? If yes, how so?
Unbunny: In the big scheme of things, no.
Musicscan: What can we expect from you in the near future? Any new releases, tours, collaborations planned?
Unbunny: I'm hoping to do some recording this summer. Hopefully return to Europe in the fall.