Amelie and Eiding are great musicians that come together and use the stage name 7000apart. 7000apart is a Sweden, Stockholm based duo who are versed in the arts of pop. The band 7000apart just came out with an original song called “Blank Check,” and it’s about the moment in their lives when they were almost forced to end their relationship due to the distance between them. We had a few questions and answers with them where they talked about their creative process, inspirations and about the release. Below are exclusive details on 7000apart and their new release.
What are your names?
We are Amelie Eiding & Jon Kresin.
What’s the duo’s official stage name (showbiz name) and how did the name come about?
The name of our project is 7000apart. No space between “7000” and “apart” because we have had enough space in our lives. Jon is from Green Bay Wisconsin and Amelie is from Stockholm, Sweden. We decided to start 7000apart because we were in a long-distance relationship for 3 years. We decided to start a project while we were in different countries to still make music together and have something in common to talk about. We started as a YouTube channel to make covers & originals. Once we got married in 2016, we wanted to keep going with 7000apart and it ended up becoming our full-time job.
How did you guys get together?
Amelie was a foreign exchange student from Stockholm, Sweden and ended up studying for a year in Green Bay, Wisconsin which is where Jon was a senior in high school. We met in music theory class and ended up dating that year and the rest is history.
How would you describe the music you typically create?
Our sound is definitely alternative pop. We’ve had a hard time putting ourselves into one specific ‘pop’ box largely because we love so many styles of music, but we’ve definitely got some rock, funk, and folk influences mixed in with a ‘pop’ production style.
What’s your creative process like?
Sometimes we co-write with others, sometimes Jon starts a song off of a lyric/melody/track, and sometimes we work together on a song largely from its inception. We love creating in all those different ways and it really keeps it interesting and inspiring, changing up the process.
How long has 7000apart been making music?
We’ve been making music together since 2014, but officially released our debut album in 2019. So, official releases have been a relatively new thing (especially if you take into account the 2-year world pandemic).
What is it about music that makes you feel passionate?
We are especially passionate about connection. Helping people through our music the way that music has helped us. Whether that is helping people realize it’s okay to take care of your mental health or just having a good time and forgetting about your problems for a few minutes. We love the connection that music brings.
What feelings or reactions do you hope to arouse in people who listen to your music? Are you surprised by the reactions you get?
Well, we finished a song called “Hope” (which is a ballad) at a concert and someone yelled “holy ****” in a completely quiet moment. That was a pretty funny reaction. But honestly, we hope that our music can mean something to others the way it means to us. We write songs that we need to hear, so we hope that others also might need to hear them.
What has been the high point of your career so far?
We’ve definitely had a lot of high points, but honestly going from part-time to full-time making music with 7000apart was the craziest feeling.
Do you think you could get any better as musicians? And if so, how would you achieve that?
Absolutely. Music is something you can never truly stop learning with which is incredibly exciting. The thing is you can get technically better with music and still miss the emotion and connection that a great song can bring. So, we’d love to keep improving all around, but if we were to name something specific it would be making better songs that connect with people emotionally.
Has 7000apart ever participated in any music competitions? Did you win any prizes?
Yes. We’ve been on Sweden’s Got Talent, in Shure’s “Off the Beaten Track” with Tori Kelly, and local radio competitions in Wisconsin. From the Shure competition we won some microphones for getting in the top 20 out of 900 entries.
What is this release about?
Blank Check is a song about the time we almost broke up while being in our long-distance relationship for 3 years. It was when we were at a point of not knowing how we got to that bad point in our relationship and trying to figure out where we went wrong.
Who and how many people worked on it?
We worked with Erik Runeson and Lina Viola over in Sweden as the main producers. Erik did the recording and technical things and instruments and Lina really helped with vocal production. Aside from them we worked with David Olsson on drums and Mikal Emilsson on bass.
What are you working on next? Any future plans or projects in the pipeline that we should look out for?
We are working on releasing our second album called, “Feel Your Feelings”, which is coming in 2023. In the meantime, we are releasing singles every 6 weeks from the album and the first half of the album will be dropping as an EP called “Feel Your Feelings – Side A” on October 8th, which includes 6 songs.
If you had one message to give to your fans, what would it be?
Feel your feelings.