Gimme Your Answers: An Interview w/ Se Delan

Se Delan
Se Delan
is a musical duo comprised of Justin Greaves (the multi-instrumentalist leader of Crippled Black Phoenix) and Belinda Kordic (a Swedish vocalist who previously recorded as Killing Mood). Together, they released their debut album The Fall in April of this year. Dive into our new interview with both Justin and Belinda to discover more about the duo:

AMBY: Hey Se Delan, welcome to our site. What’s the band been up to?

Jus: We been up to the top of the highest mountain in Birmingham.

Belinda: We have been up to no good.

AMBY: How would you describe each other in one word?

Jus: Foul-fucking-mouthed.

Belinda: Can I choose two?  Grumpy and GRUMPY.

AMBY: You released your debut album The Fall on April 14th. What was the best moment you had while creating the album?

Jus: The moment when I could stop doing stuff and just listen to the thing, realizing we did something special.

Belinda: Just getting to create this thing..me and Jus.

AMBY: Tell me a bit about your writing process. How do you start writing a song and who writes what?

Jus: Belinda does the lyrics…

Belinda: Jus makes the music.

Jus & Belinda: We basically produce the whole sound together, 50/50 all the way, it’s just amazing how much we think alike and there’s never any quarrels about the writing…not yet anyway!

AMBY: What inspired the record’s name The Fall?

Jus: It’s like the name Se Delan, it’s a pretty dark subject, there’s a few connotations to it, but the underlying feeling is one of life & death, preparing for God or what might come next… The Fall is close to the band name as I said, Se Delan actually means roughly, to fall into a deep void or to be deep under something, or to be trapped in yourself… that kind of thing.

AMBY: One of your recent Facebook statuses was “Se Delan Loves God Bullies”. Who else have you been listening to lately?

Belinda: WE LOVE GOD BULLIES!!! I repeat…WE LOVE GOD BULLIES!!!!  That is what Ihave enjoyed lately, and the beautiful music of Vic Chestnutt… there are times when I listen to music..other times I like to be surrounded by silence.

Jus: Lately…. Beastmilk, Whores, US Christmas, Satyricon…. and GOD BULLIES.

AMBY: What do you do for fun when you aren’t making music?

Jus: I love going for walks, I love our cats and I love all kinds of motor sport… life is pretty simple really and I like it that way. One day I want to travel with Belinda to Mongolia, that would be fun!

Belinda: Nothing beats a good book. Nothing beats a good documentary. These days I enjoy the little pleasures in life, just waking up to birdies twittering outside the bedroom window makes my day. And going for walks. I absolutely love trees. They hold many secrets. Also I love fussing over our bunch of very cool cats.

AMBY: If you could live a double life, describe it in a few sentences.

Jus: I woke up one morning to the sound of twelve doves singing, a kind of song of peace. I then softly fell back to sleep aided by the soothing doves. I awoke ten(10) minutes later to discover the doves had stolen by bed and also my pants and shoes. I decided to ignore this unfortunate event and carry on as normal only to be disturbed by the lady next door, who ridiculed me to the extent where I waited in the bushes outside her back garden until night fall… where upon I kicked a poo through her letter box. ….. basically, this is my idea….I want to be a vigilante.

Belinda: I would purchase an island (which I would call “Spider Island”).  And dump everyone that has been cruel to animals and then drop a bomb on the scumbags.

AMBY: Lastly, tell us something about Se Delan that nobody knows yet.

Jus: We own and run a mental asylum.

Belinda: When Justin snores I want to smother him with my pillow.

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Thank you Se Delan, for giving us your answers!

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Interview by Alicia Atout | @AliciaAtout

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