”My intentions with Privat is to mix the holy and sacred with the electronic and distorted, in order to create the sound of a whole different reality.”
”I’ve written and produced this album and for the first time the lyrics are in Swedish. When I’m singing in my first language I draw inspiration from moods and melodies of folk music, something more private”.
For the artwork and visuals Erik has enlisted creative Martin Falck, who has previously collaborated with acts such as Fever Ray and The Knife
The vision of Privat’s ”Natten Har Aldrig Varit Så Ljus” is to describe personal feelings and experiences in relation to identity, politics and society. You go through a crisis, find salvation and finally end up in paradise ; in this case by acquiring personal freedom through seclusion rather than power.
”Home is the end of our existence in society and the beginning of our private future. ”Natten Har Aldrig Varit Så Ljus” is just that - the breaking point where night devolves into a paradise and where the light is the experience."