Helene Jæger has an intriguing outlook on writing music and lyrics relying on the conscious and unconscious awareness plus intuition. She leans on stream of consciousness writing methods to create music under the moniker of Holy Boy. Helene was born and raised in Norway, completed much of her education in England and has been based in Los Angeles since 2016. At the time of this conversation, she had recently released a single covering The Doors classic ‘Riders On The Storm.’ It was to be part of a collection released as a debut album in 2020. Helene made the decision to wait, in light of the pandemic and its impact on the music business. We speak about this plus her writing methods, the music of her childhood, L.A., her band, plans for live streaming, and the future of that unreleased album.
When I started stream of consciousness writing, I found that over time it really helped me to tap into a deeper layer of my own creativity and my writing. It was a little erie, because the kind of stuff that starts to come out when you open to your own unconscious is surprising.
–Helene Jæger, Holy Boy
Mentioned in this Episode
Holy Boy Website
Writing Better Lyrics, by Pat Pattison
The Doors : A Lifetime of Listening to Five Mean Years, by Greil Marcus
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