Keeping It Real: ‘The Maze’ on Music, Family, and Friends

Dear listeners I have come across something for the lovers of country style and bluesy rockwaves, which was put together by The Maze. Johan Flenskov, which is the one behind The Maze, owns a city of beauty in Sweden and he is good in making melodies that will remain with you.

Have you heard “Crossroads,” their latest hit featuring Liam Espinosa? It’s new and outstanding! This song has catchy beats and phrases to give you the spirit, telling about facing difficult choices and moving on with your head up.

In today’s interview, we are going to step into Johan’s world. He’s got so many stories, from playing with his dad to being exposed to others like Gary Moore. Now, come with us as we chat about his musical journey, what motivates him, and the message he has to all of you generous listeners.

 Listen to Crossroads below


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What is your stage name
The Maze.

Is there a story behind your stage name?
The story is that i want to do music in my own way. Don’t be trapped in just one certain genre.
Yes lets do a Country song, or hey lets do a Metal song why not….Therefore i came Up with The Maze…U Never know what ya gonna find.

Where do you find inspiration?
I find inspiration everywere, Life, Music, Books.

What was the role of music in the early years of your life?
Music have Always been a Big part of my life even as a child.

Are you from a musical or artistic family?
My father played guitar and sang.

Who inspired you to be a part of the music industry?
The guitar heroes from the 80s
GaryMoore Yngwie Malmsteen Eric Clapton

How did you learn to sing/write/to play?
I started to play the guitar. And started a rockband and it all came very easy.
But now days my singing is not at the level i think my songs deserve. So my great friend Liam Espinosa does the vocals on Two of my songs, he is also my producer.

What was the first concert that you ever went to and who did you see perform?
Gary Moore After The War in 1989

How could you describe your music?
Lots of melodies,Passion,What ever the genre is.

Describe your creative process.
I Will sit Down with my acoustic guitar and just trying out chords progressions and se if They fit a certain song/Melody i have in my Head. After that i go to the studio and talk to Liam about it often it works. And We start recording.

What is your main inspiration?
All kinds of music, pop, Rock, Metal, Blues.

What musician do you admire most and why?
Yngwie Malmsteen .A pair of pants a toothbrush and his guitar he went to USA 19 years old, and he changed the whole scene.

Did your style evolve since the beginning of your career?
Yes by listening to More music in different genres.

Who do you see as your main competitor?
My self i Wanna be better everytime i pick Up my guitar.Wanna be better at melodies and so on.

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My self i Wanna be better everytime i pick Up my guitar.Wanna be better at melodies and so on.

What are your interests outside of music?
My family and friends.

If it wasn’t a music career, what would you be doing?
Always wanted to be a Dentist.

What is the biggest problem you have encountered in the journey of music?
As a newcomer its very hard to get air plays on radio. The effort you Need to put in to get your music Heard is a Challenge and if you want people to Hear you have to work your ass off.

If you could change one thing in the music industry, what would it be?
Make the thing easy, let newcomers have a chance.

Why did you choose this as the title of this project?
Crossroads is a story a simple story, it is about life
And chooses We make sometimes We make wrong decisesions.And it May cost you.
But Always keep your Head Up High even When your world is falling apart

What are your plans for the coming months?
New songs are in the Making

Do you have any artistic collaboration plans
Oh yes indeed

What message would you like to give to your fans
Always do your best to be Nice to one and other. We are all humans.

Mister Styx
Mister Styx
My name is Mister Styx and I'm a music blogger and an HVAC Engineer. I'm passionate about all kinds of music, from rock to hip-hop, Jazz, and Reggae as a matter of fact I am always eager to hear new sounds as music has no barrier, and I'm always looking for new sounds to explore. Hop on lets go fetch for some new sounds!

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