Dungen “Satt Att Se” (Influenza)
Published in Blog Archive, Culture Bully. Tags: Influenza, Music.
Approach Influenza as a series which serves to help give insight as to where music is born; these are the thoughts, influences and the inspirations directly from the mind of the artists. For this installment, Dungen’s Gustav Ejstes describes the first song from the band’s latest release 4. Ejstes explains the transformation the song made over the course of a year, changing its title, structure and eventually even changing it from an instrumental to a track featuring vocals.
On “Satt Att Se”:
It is actually about pop culture and how things can get so blown up so quickly. The song was tentatively titled “Pop” from the beginning. My good friend Marcus started a club in Stolkholm which completely became a hip haven and and the lines to get in were almost 200 meters down the block, which he didn’t expect. That’s what the song is about – pop culture phenomenons.
Musically the song was written and recorded during the same period of a couple of days. It was actually an instrumental track for a year. I composed the tune on piano at Johan’s apartment, that’s where most of 4was written. We brought it to studio and played it with Johan [Holmegard] and Reine [Fiske]. l made the arrangements, the same time they approved the songs. “Satt Att Se” is fittingly the the first song on this album as it’s the oldest material and the first one completed.