One single reaching #2 on the Swedish iTunes-chart, 5 critically acclaimed EPs + 3 LPs, 3 published books and an exploding online fanbase; she packed her life in a guitar case and spent a year homeless on the road, with nothing but a dream and a longing for something more. This is the story about The Glass Child — the girl who left everything she knew to dedicate her whole life to her art.
I’m messy and I’m organized and I’m still trying to piece my own self together. I can’t sleep at night because how could I close my eyes when there’s a whole world out there, calling my name, waiting to be explored. I love intelligent conversations while laying on empty streets at 5am in the morning, and I love watching the sun rise over a world that is still asleep. I make mistakes and I mess up a lot, but I’m trying to learn how to be okay with that. Some days I couldn’t care less about what all of you think about my art because this is my life and all I have. But then there are days when all I want is to be beautiful and good enough and someone to count on. Someone to like and love and believe in. I just really want to mean something to someone. I laugh a lot and I believe in the beauty in small things, like the coffee in the morning with someone you love, road-trips to nowhere and oceans. I remember every single word from conversations and I have a whole box of unsent letters to myself and every person I’ve ever met.
When I was 18 I moved all on my own from my home in Sweden to London to create the life I wanted to live and find the person I wanted to be. After a year in solitude with my mind and my music, I packed light and spent a year homeless on the road, dedicating my life to my art and music, determined to tell the world about it. I went everywhere and nowhere. Spent nights on the concrete, had beautiful conversations with strangers and walked foreign streets every day. I learned how to build my home in my music and my art. When I sing or write, I’m not scared anymore. I just want to mean something to someone because every person I meet mean the world to me and I just wish to belong. I just wish to be me and be loved for that. I’m mostly insecure, but I believe that if you want something bad enough, you can always find a way to get it. I love challenges because I’m here to prove myself and other people wrong. I still don’t know where I’m going, but I’m on my way, and I’m giving my life to this journey. My life is this journey.
I wanted to turn my life into art, my very existence into a poem. It might not always be easy, but it will always be beautiful.