Interview with Alexander Rybak in Turkish Magazine
The Turkish Magazine “Go-Girl” published an interview with Alexander Rybak in their August-issue. The nice people at Alexander Rybak Turkish Fans page translated the interview to English and shared it on Alexander Rybaks Facebook-page.
You can find the Facebook-posting HERE
And here is, what they posted:
Here comes an interview from Turkish magazine, “Go Girl” :)) His future goals, dreams, his “dark side” and bad habits, and of course, Into A Fantasy!
• Hello Alex! It’s a great pleasure for us to do an interview with you again after a very long time! First of all, how do you do recently?
I’m fine, thanks. Still experiencing new parts of the world. Now I’m thinking of continuing my career as a composer. I want to compose for other artists, movies and video games.
• You dubbed the character “Hiccup” on the Norwegian version of “How To Train Your Dragon 2”. What kind of experience was it for you? Did you have any difficulty while dubbing?
Actually I got invited to do several languages, but dubbing in Norwegian is the much more natural to me. It was very fun to dub Hiccup. He looks a bit like me with fuzzy hair and cow eyes… We both don’t like traditions, and Jay Beruchel who did the dubbing in American version speaks very strange just as me.
• And one of those soundtracks, “Into A Fantasy”, belongs to you. What were your feelings while you were writing the song and what made you think the song would fit the movie?
I thought it had to be soft language, and it had to be about flying and friendship. Actually I wrote the song before the movie and I had no idea like that. Then I realized that I actually had a song that really fit good for “How To Train Your Dragon 2”.
• The acceptance of the song as a soundtrack must be pretty exciting for you. We got happy as well and liked the song a lot. Could you tell us about the waiting process and your feelings afterwards?
Good question. I must say I didn’t think Dreamworks would say yes. At first they said I was too late because the premiere started in 3 months, but they would listen to it. I couldn’t sleep for a week So when Dreamworks said they wanted to do a music video for the animation, I got super happy!
• You shared the recording process of the music video via social media applications such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. How were the reactions of DreamWorks and fans?
I have the best fans in the world because they embrace all the musical sides of me. But to get great comments from 20th Century Fox and Dreamworks, that makes me feel very privileged. I got very happy.
• The movie is out now Could you tell us your thoughts on the movie?
No, I can’t. I want you to see the movie for yourself, and make up your own thoughts. I took part on the production, I’m the one who’s wondering the reaction of the audience.
• What are your goals for future? Is there any dream you wish to make it come true?
Absolutely! My biggest dream is to be a famous composer. For movies, TV games and orchestras. For instance I would be honored to write a song for a Turkish artist.
• As we know, you like Hadise. Is there any other favourite artist of yours from Turkey?
I like Hadise’s music. But everytime she says that she doesn’t want to sing with me, I get sad. But I’m sure there are other great Turkish artists out there who I can collaborate with.
• We first met you in 2009 Eurovision Song Contest. Your song “Fairytale” is still on our minds. We wonder: have you ever got tired of being best remembered for Eurovision?
I have many new projects all the time, and I love the people that are interested in my future and not only my past. And being presented as “the ESC winner”, is much better than “the ESC loser”.
• Do you have any hidden personality trait that no one knows? If so, why anyone doesn’t know it?
I have a dark side that I only let out when I’m alone. There were times that I even hit and punch walls when I got very sad, but when I am surrounded by people I only want to be happy.
• Is there any habit of yours that you wish you didn’t have?
Wherever I go, I’m always late for 5-10 minutes. There’s no apology for that, it’s just the way I am. I wish I could’ve change it.
• Can we ask you a question which is kind of private? Is there anyone special for you that makes you think you can’t live without? Why, if there isn’t?
The past years I have figured that I have a bit different perspective on love. I need to find a girl that shares the same perspective.
• You had been in Turkey recently and given super concerts here. What do you think about Turkey?
Pretty Turkish girls with their pretty smiles, is a super memory for me And a country full of wise men with kind hearts! I think they only exist in Turkey, actually.
• As you know, you have lots of fans supporting you in Turkey. What would you like to say to them as a message?
Watch my new songs on YouTube, and invite your friends to my Facebook page please. It sounded like Napoleon saying this, isn’t it? Much love.:-)