After my collaboration with Tomas Hempel
on my perfume "That Perfume That You Wore" where he
interpreted my song as a perfume, I was invited to do the
reverse - interpret a new perfume entitled 'Mistpouffer'
by his project Den Stora Skuggan, as a song. The result
became 'I Want To Be Invaded'.
I wore the perfume for a week during a
writing retreat in an old house in the country where I
mostly did gardening work instead of writing. I moped
around and felt lonely. I started thinking about letting
someone into my life again and I thought about what that
meant. I looked at the garden, at my feeble attempts at
keeping weeds and moles out. I thought about control and I
thought about wanting to let go of it.
The song itself, as I started composing
it, seemed to want to unravel itself like a dried jasmine
flower in a cup of hot water. It became like a mixtape
consisting of just one song.
Art from video
by Studio Kleiner