Although Megafon was formed in 2008, the duo Marte and Mikeal have been been in a relationship since 1999. The duo has been balancing love, raising children, and making.
Merging the sound of the Nordic and the Balkans, with electronica and pop. The duet has yet released a Brand new song titled Not At All Worried
The newest song by Scandinavian duo Marte and Mikael, called MEGAFON, is a subdued cry for love and hope in an absurdly chaotic world. MEGAFON has moved away from their previous Balkan and wild energy sound and into soft indie pop with a definite Nordic influence.
Their Album “TriskaidekaMani” was nominated at The Danish
Music Awards 2014, as best World Composer and World Album.
With a gorgeous video created by the talented Julie Montauk, this song is catchy, charming, and melancholic wrapped in light techno. Breathe and smile, sway and dance.
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What is your stage name
Is there a story behind your stage name
I grew up in a very political family.
My parents got divorced when I was 7 and my mother brought me to all kinds of political gatherings. Especially peace marches, political walks and demonstrations. And there, I always shouted in a MEGAFON.
Slogans about the fear of nuclear weapons, female power and equality. Now, as a grown-up, I am shouting in a slightly more silent way, but the desire to make this world a better place is still a part of me.
Where do you find inspiration?
In the relationships with my husband, Mikael and our children.
When I wright my texts, I put myself in a special state of mind. I´m opening my head and heart, and the words come to me. I´m just writing what comes. Therefore I often look at my texts in wonder, cause I have not written them…..I am just a channel.
What was the role of music in the early years of your life?
As a small girl, I remember my mother had a record with the picture of a woman playing the accordion. She was Rumanian, very beautiful and strong. I loved this record.
I played it again and again om my tiny travel record player.
Are you from a musical or artistic family?
My father should have been a classical pianist. But he didn´t have the guts,
and became a high-school teacher instead. Every evening when I was going to bed he played the piano for me. Very often Chopin. Nocturne No.2 in E flat was my favourite.
Who inspired you to be a part of the music industry?
I really don´t know. I have been dragged to it all my life. I grew up in an small Norwegian town outside Oslo, the capitol of Norway. The artistic environment was very poor, and I was a sort of outcast with my strange clothes, my political views and my creative mind. I started to sing in the local choir at the age of 6.
Had the absolute highest pitch and often got the small solo parts. That was even worse for my social life and I was bullied by the other children. The summer I turned 17 I went on a travel with some other young people from Oslo, in an old bus.
I didn´t know them, and actually I can´t remember how it came about, but that changed my life.
Those people where musicians and artists and that autumn I fled the small town and moved to Oslo. From being the strange, ugly one I was suddenly the beautiful girl who turned heads in the streets. Quite crazy! I joined a band, and lived a bohemian life. It was a blast!
How did you learn to sing/write/to play?
I was educated as an actress in Denmark in the 90´s but the music has always been a big part of my life.
Describe your creative process.
When Mikael and I got together 23 years ago we started to develop our sound and musical ways of working.
Often he makes a beat or a harmonic movement, and I get inspired to make melody and text.
It can be quite a journey where everything changes several times before the right song and sound is born.
Why did you choose this as the title of this project?
Not at all worried is for me, quite ironic. The text is about the loneliness we experience in our society and about the worried mind. In our culture it´s so deep in the way we think and communicate, the worrying. If you are content and happy it’s almost like you are a stupid and not so smart…
But I insist in being grateful and lightheaded! I believe it is the way to save the world. Our thoughts are so strong, we don´t understand the power they have. We need to smile! Need to be not at all worried! Cause worrying creates worries. Smiles creates happiness. That’s the way we must go!
What are your plans for the coming months?
Mikael and I haven´t made music for a while, so now it´s time. We have a little house out in the countryside,
And now we will be by the fireplace in the autumn storms, making more music to light up the world.
Do you have any artistic collaboration plans
Yes. We have another song to be released shortly. It’s called «The seed»
and we want to make a new video for that as well
What message would you like to give to your fans?
Breathe, smile, dance!
When you smile, your body sends messages to your brain saying; Hey We´re happy now! Juhhuuu rejoice!!
And that’s what I think we should do! Love is the only way in this world.