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Meet Amanda Nordelius and Alice H Johansson of Yours in Hollywood

Today we’d like to introduce you to Amanda Nordelius and Alice H Johansson.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Amanda and Alice. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
We started Yours about one year ago, to create a platform for the art we wanted to express together and for the music we written over some time now. We met in Sweden about ten years ago and have played together ever since. The reason to start Yours was because we wanted to create something that would only reflect us in the now, with no expectations on who we will be tomorrow. It is the first time we are completely independent, free and without any boundaries.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
There have definitely been some ups and downs. Back when we were 18 and we “married” the music we didn’t know we could get a divorce. So we stayed in some very toxic relationship for a little too long. As a result, our energy and minds where at one point, completely exhausted and our hearts a little bit bitter. When we finally found the courage to break free, we were stuck in a contract who made it hard for us to release music over a two year period. Starting “Yours” was our way to find our selves and to heal our hearts! We have definitely grown a lot because of our past and “Yours” are an expression of complete freedom.

Can you give our readers some background on your music?
Alice is playing the drums and guitar. Recently started to learn how to produce music.

Amanda is the main writer, singer, keyboard and bass player of the band. She also directs and edits most of the band’s music videos.

We love to create, whether there is songs, videos or just music with no words or lyrics. We want the people who listen to our music or watch our videos to feel like it’s okay to be different, or okay to be sad or okay to be angry. Okay to be a fool in love, okay to be you without any filters. We have very close relationship with our followers/fans and hope to always be there for anyone in need of help, advice or comfort. They mean everything to us.

Do you look back particularly fondly on any memories from childhood?
Amanda: I got a tape recorder from my parents when I was around 13. I could record myself playing and singing on four channels. It was magic. I wrote songs but only had one take to make it right. And then I added the lead vocals and often two harmonies and then the channels where full. The feeling of being able to record the songs I wrote, in a time before Logic Pro or GarageBand was something that was on every computer, was really special to me.

Alice: To be a child in general is one of my favorite memories. Having the fantasy to be having the most fun day of pretending that a flower and a rock are beings talking to each other. Just living in the now with a lot of fantasy.

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John Nordelius

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