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It's a TV series called Taitokoulu ("skill school"). Apparently Jonsu has been teaching children the basics about riding a horse in five 5-6 minute episodes. Unfortunately the videos are tricky to watch, especially for foreigners because they're behind a paywall, language barrier and geoblocking. If I decide to subscribe the channel for a while in order to watch the episodes, I may write a summary of them, but I won't upload the videos anywhere.

Anyway, here's my translation of the description and episode titles. (The links refer to screencaps of each episode.)

Indica's singer Jonsu has been completely horse mad ever since she was a little girl. In Jonsu's riding lesson the "skill schoolkids" may become horse mad too.

Episode 1: Stall etiquette http://static.katsomo.fi/multimedia/vma ... 568366.jpg
Episode 2: The saddle and reins http://static.katsomo.fi/multimedia/vma ... 568704.jpg
Episode 3: Approaching a horse http://static.katsomo.fi/multimedia/vma ... 569063.jpg
Episode 4: Climbing on a horse http://static.katsomo.fi/multimedia/vma ... 569408.jpg
Episode 5: Reining http://static.katsomo.fi/multimedia/vma ... 569853.jpg

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Niko, thanks a lot!

was it an old show (Jonsu has red hair here??)?

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I subscribed the channel and watched Jonsu's episodes. According to an old TV schedule, Jonsu's episodes were originally aired in October 2012, so they were probably filmed in summer 2012. The episodes contain mainly riding instructions, but here's a summary of what Jonsu said about her own experience with horses:

Jonsu became "horse mad" when she was seven years old and had a summer break from school. She was thinking about horses all the time and draw pictures of them. She had her first riding experience when she was four or five years old. Then she rode on a pony that was led by an instructor. When she was seven, riding became her hobby and she learned to control the horse herself. She says that experience with horses has taught her to respect animals and nature. It has also taught her to take a contact to an animal and understand animals' behaviour.

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I do not remember whether it has been posted...

http://www.metalorgie.com/interviews/92 ... nvier-2014

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Please, translate this one:

http://www.menaiset.fi/artikkeli/ajanko ... ibisneksen

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It's a summary of an interview that's available only for subscribers.

Jonsu has given some interviews lately, and her first solo single was released today. The song is Valloita maailma and it's available on Spotify and Deezer.

I'll translate the Radio Suomipop interview first. It's 30 minutes long, so the translation will take some time. I'll check later if the other interviews contain any information that's not said there.

http://www.soundi.fi/jutut/ystavani-tot ... ava-jonsu/

http://www.is.fi/viihde/art-2000005243219.html

http://www.iltalehti.fi/viihdeuutiset/2 ... 7_vd.shtml

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ok, I'm waiting. two more https://www.radionova.fi/ohjelmat/radio ... a/a-145441
http://www.iltalehti.fi/musiikki/201706 ... 1_m0.shtml

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Here's my translation of the Radio Suomipop interview which was broadcast on the 6th of June 2017. I'll decide later what to do with the other interviews.


My guest in the Radio Suomipop studio is Jonsu. It feels that we met the last time a hundred years ago.
- Well, it's like a hundred years ago. Three years are about 10 % of my life.

In a way three years feel short, but on the other hand it was like a different era those days.
- It's true that music business has changed a lot during that time. But you're a bit wrong. You may not have seen me, but I've seen you. I've been having a gray topknot and have passed the studio about a thousand times.

And you didn't tell me anything? Why didn't you knock the window, have a coffee with me or anything?
- I've hailed you, but you haven't recognized me.

Why...
- I did a perfect vanish trick and transfiguration, so I think you didn't know it was me.

Why did you hide yourself?
- Well, I wanted to take distance to music, music business and my old life. I took a break from my earlier life and wanted to see what parts of it I miss and what I don't miss.

Thinking about the Indica era and what we've talked about it: you made music in Finland and abroad. Once you published a Finnish and English album at the same time. And at some point I realized to think ”Where is Jonsu? I've heard nothing about her.” In the music business no one knew where you were.
- When did you start to miss me?

I think I started to wonder this last year. I was thinking about the new artists, old artists and those who have made a comeback. Especially when I interviewed Petra from Tiktak I started to think: ”Jonsu from Indica! Where is she?”

- I'm here.

Then I realized that it's been a few years since your latest album was released, and after that nothing has been heard of you.
- So, I was away long enough since you've started to miss me.

Yes, I have.
- Well, when Indica temporarily quit in 2014 after releasing the album, I didn't have a clue if I'd ever make music again. And I consciously made the decision not to give any interviews and not to be in public until I knew whether I'd return or not.

So, has Indica quit for good?
- No, we've never decided to quit or stop making music together. Everyone has just had big things going on in their personal lives. It was difficult to find the time to make music together and everyone thought that this would be the time to see if life has anything else to offer.

What was the day when you made the decision? Were you all together or did you communicate by text messages or email and suggest: ”How about having a little break?”
- We were together. After the last gig we knew that we wouldn't be going to have more gigs for a while. But it wasn't dramatic because we hadn't said that we would quit. We've met each other every time our coffee break schedules have made it possible. So, we're still good friends. They've heard the new song and have been supportive. And it's not impossible that Indica would return some day.

I talked about the same issue with Petra and she said that Tiktak will never return. And we talked about how good friends they were then and how about now. How long have the members of Indica been friends?

- A very long time, it varies depending on the person. Heini is my oldest friend. I've known her since the third grade in the elementary school. By the way, Heini has been studying and in a week... no, it's already the day after tomorrow when I've been invited to her graduation party...

It's great that you remembered the date.
- ...and I've been friends with all of them a long time and there's no drama in the break. At some point our guitarist Jenny announced that she'd quit her music career, but the rest of us are still in contact and I think they hope that we'd make more music together some day.

Okay. So, what's going on in your life at the moment? You said that you wanted to rest and stop being in public and see if you'd miss the music career. And fortunately you did because you're releasing new music now. But what did you do during the break?
- I made the decision that was a surprise to all my friends. Out of the blue, I switched from notes to numbers. Before the last gig the girls laughed at me in the rehearsals when I was reading an economics textbook. They thought: ”Now she's flipped for good. The break is too hard for her.” So, I went to the Aalto university to study accounting and financing, which is what I've been doing for the past few years. And I got a job in the financing business. Believe it or not, even today I've woken up at six and had a long day using Excel and other software.

Did you have a plan B so that in case if you at some point stopped making music you'd have a so-called real job because people tend to say that being a musician isn't a real job.
- No, I didn't. I didn't make a plan B, although my father always told me: ”Remember that you need a plan B because no pop singer will live by the music for the next 60 years”.

Exactly.
- I said: ”Nonsense. When I don't have anything to do, then it's time to decide what to do.” And that's what I did. I knew that there will be a longer break in the music career and I had no idea what to do. I started to figure out what kinds of jobs I could do. I had never had a day job, so I started to browse the list. I got my first financing job in a way that my two friends were celebrating the New Year with me. They had always praised a certain financing company and I told them that I have a feeling that I'd like to work there some day, so if the company ever has an open job, they should send me a message. Then they did and I wrote the first job application in my life.

That is absurd! You've not had any day jobs and when you choose what to do, you choose financing. It's not the first job I'd think.
- I have to admit that I had to call my manager because I knew they wanted to interview my earlier employers. So, I called my manager Peter Kokljuschkin and said: ”When they call you, please tell them I'm systematic, careful, very accurate, incredibly fast and not at all bohemian” and he laughed for two minutes and said: ”Well, let's see.”

What did he say to them?
- I got the job, so I suppose he said: ”Yeah, yeah.”

So, no problem. But the financing industry has many kinds of jobs, so what do you actually do? What's your title?
- At them moment I have a traditional financing job, watching two monitors whole day and moving numbers from a location to another hoping they find their way to the right places at the end of the day. I also do a bit more creative things, for example in the beginning of the year I was in a responsible financing group at the Aalto university. It was an interesting job because I had the chance to interview people. I interviewed the biggest names in the industry, so in a way I got your job.

You became a reporter!
- Yeah. That was very interesting. I think it's good to jump to a completely different world. When you return, you'll see what things you love in the old world and what you don't.

Now I'm curious how you can combine financing and music. Of course, they may support each other. If you understand the numbers, you know how much to ask for a gig and you can't be...
- I'll send you the bill later.

”I know how this works.”
- Just kidding. In a way I don't think numbers and notes have such a big difference. Both are a way to describe the reality, to create some kind of logic, some kind of causal connection in the world. That's what they are about. If I compare playing the piano and typing the letters, it's not that different. In music you tend to have more feeling involved, but music can be played completely emotionlessly and numbers can be typed with huge passion.

What kind of feedback can you get in the financing job? When you're performing, you get it all the time. You get fan mail every week and in concerts you see from the audience how well you succeeded. How do you see it in financing? When you send zeros from a place to another will someone tell you that you did it well?
- Sometimes someone says: ”Thanks.” But I get more feedback if I send the numbers in the wrong direction. Then the feedback comes quickly. And I have to tell you that when I stopped touring I wanted to be alone. So, now I'm isolated inside the building made of glass and no stranger can get in there. I sit in the center of Helsinki on the sixth floor pondering the world. In a way that's very liberating and relaxing. If I want to, I can be silent and drink coffee whole day, although there are nice people and it's fun to talk with them. But I clearly needed a job that's not as social and not involved with an audience.

How often do people recognize you on the streets now? At least we didn't know you, but you had wrapped yourself in a way we couldn't recognize you because you didn't have the red hair.
- Now I'm recognized a bit more often, but when we decided to start the break I made a radical solution by coloring my hair gray as a highway, bought a suit-dress and made a topknot. Then I looked in the mirror wondering ”Who is she? I don't know her, but let's see what she's like.” Think about the moment when you get rid of your old self: your image, your identity, your ideology and start to find out what's under that, if anything.

Unbelievable!
- It's wonderful, I recommend trying it. Let's find you a completely different career and say goodbye to the old one. And after three years you'll make a comeback.

It sounds risky. It needs courage to jump into darkness. Not just switching your job to another similar job or anything that's familiar to you, but you jumped into the world you didn't know for sure if you'd understand and learn it.
- That's true and in the beginning it was difficult because I felt like an idiot who doesn't understand anything. I thought that I was way too slow and would never learn it. I felt that there was no sense that I'd trained my creative side for 25 years and then jumped into a completely logical business that requires a lot of speed, accuracy and other things I haven't practiced. But slowly I started to get used to it and realized that I was learning and improving, I got the feeling that you can do pretty much anything in your life. But I have to tell you that I couldn't sleep a lot last night. I was tired because I hadn't slept a lot in the past few nights, but I haven't worked as an artist for a long time, for three years. Fortunately I knew it was going to be you because you're so familiar to me. But this was my first radio interview (after the break) and I wondered what I'm supposed to say because I've got used to talking anything I want during the coffee break. In a way this feels like starting from scratch as an artist. And that's what it is because this is a solo career now.

True. Valloita Maailma (”conquer the world”) is the name of your song. At what point did you realize that you still love music and have to write more music?
- It was a very memorable situation for me. I spent about a year working in the investment company while studying the economics. In addition to the work, I spent four hours typing numbers at school, so my days were 12 hours long. I was driving on a highway and heard What a Wonderful World by Armstrong on the radio. I started to cry. I was hysteric. I was driving and thought that I can't do this anymore. Music is more than a habit for me. It's something I have to keep in my life forever, at least I think so. I had the need to write music. I realized that if I continued living without music, I'd end up in the madhouse or at least get very depressed. So, it wasn't just a hobby I quit. I've tried to understand life and the world through music ever since I was four, so it would be impossible to get rid of that now. Then I didn't plan to start a solo career. I just needed to write music and go to the studio. And my mind calmed down quickly: “This is right for me”. So, I kept writing songs without any plans. Then Mikko from Sony called me and told me: “I've heard one of your new songs through my friend's friend and I like it very much. Could we meet?” Then he asked if it would be the time for a solo career. I considered it for a while and thought that it was a great idea. I missed making music and this was a good time to do it.

What is the song about? When I think about the title Valloita Maailma and the fact that you're working on the sixth floor, I imagine you looking down thinking you've conquered the world.
- Definitely not. The name Valloita Maailma is... well, maybe it's not ironic, but the song tells about the status of the world at the moment. I got the idea to write this song when I made a mistake and read the news for the first thing in the morning. I felt that all titles were about people who made the most noise. It didn't matter what kinds of ideas they had, everyone was just raging about something. It felt that everything in the world is wrong and negative. I thought that this era must be difficult for shy and silent people. Many silent geniuses may be unheard because of all that noise. At the bottom corner there was a small story about a new innovation, a positive story. So, I wanted to write an ode for shy and silent people and those who have got tired to their everyday life. In a way this seems to be a hard era. As if the whole world was breaking around you and you'd still have to stand up, continue and do your duties. I felt that I needed power, bravery and daring. After the three years I just had adapted to the financing industry and started to feel home there. I felt I'd survive there, so it was time to jump into the next hole in the ice which was the solo career. I wrote that song partly for myself.

It's true that in a couple of years many things have changed, not just the music industry, but today social media plays such a big role in artist's career that it seems that you have to be visible and participate all kinds of things. Are you afraid that you can't work anymore like you used to? And do you think that people expect you to be visible all the time.
- I've thought about that. Sony kept me a few-hour long “artist academy” lecture about social media, which was good for me because I hadn't been much on social media during the break. And it was good to learn about Snapchat, Instagram... well, I already knew Instagram, but I haven't posted anything on Snapchat so far, maybe today. At the beginning it felt unpleasant. “What on earth am I supposed to write on social media?” I think that my private life is my own business, but I slowly started to find out what things in my life I want to share in public and what not. Once you've made yourself clear where the limit is, you can talk about your thoughts and several things in your private life. You can tell how you see the world and share your journey without telling about your relationship or, say, laundering. Well, laundering is a pretty neutral topic, so maybe I could talk about that.

“So, let's hear what you have to say about laundering.” At least that would be different interview.
- I can tell you. I have a lot of laundry to wash at the moment.

“Do you have to do all the housework by yourself? Oh my God!”
- In fact, you know what?

What?
- Once I thought I got the best idea ever. I had a very busy month. I had way too much work. One of my friends was searching for a job at that moment and I suggested: “How about dividing my salary and all my work between us?” And we did. It was a very funny month. It was a win-win situation. Of course there are many things you have to do yourself, but there are plenty of housework to share, especially if some of your friends don't have a job. So, I thought it was a good idea.

Dividing the works? That's a good idea indeed. I have to suggest it to my friends. “You'd let me be a radio host?” “No, I wouldn't.”
- “Your job is to do my laundry.”

Exactly. “You can do my housework. Isn't it more interesting?”
- Yes, it is. Give me half or your salary and I'll do your laundry.

How would I explain that to my wife?
- Oh, you have a wife.

She'd say: “Kimmo, you're supposed to do your share of the housework. Why are you giving half of your salary for someone else to do it for you?”
- True.

Are you afraid to start a solo career after being in a band? They have been your safety net. You know that even if you were the only singer, they supported you on stage. Now you don't have as much support when you're performing as a solo artist.
- At first I had the feeling that I'm alone, “Oh no, what will I do?” But I realized that I won't do anything in my life alone. For example now we're here together and there are many people listening to us. So, everything I do at the moment is teamwork. My task (as a musician) is to make sure the team is trustworthy and small enough. I don't know... I don't feel lonely, at least not anymore, maybe in the beginning. But no one is alone in this world. Sometimes you just think you are.

Yeah. Sometimes you misjudge things.
- Yep... Well, you can continue.

Thinking about Indica, you had such a long career and maybe you will return as a band as you said. What are the most memorable things when you remember the gigs and the great feelings you had?
- Well, I think it's the band members, fans and other people I miss the most. When I jumped into a completely different world I didn't realize how many people vanished from my social life. As a musician I used to see you and other people related to music. So, my whole social circle was replaced. That was the main thing I started to miss. So, about Indica I mainly miss people. And in touring every day was different, you never knew where you'd end up. I think I'm a bohemian and spontaneous person, so sometimes the alarm clock that always wakes me up at six o'clock makes me thing: “Not again!” We'll see. If you've got used to living freely, I don't know if you ever get used to waking up every day at the same minute.

True. Will you get used to the thought that during the Indica era you made a couple of big hits. Like I told you earlier that when I played Ikuinen Virta as a DJ, it used to be the song that always made the people on the dance floor sing together. So, after you've made such a big hit, will you think now: “I wish I'd manage to write another song that has the same effect.” Do you hope that you could get as big a success in the solo career? Or do you just want to make good music for people to listen and have gigs?
- I have to say that I've changed my opinion in terms of goals and planning during the past few years. I used to spend a lot of time planning my goal and where would I go next. Then I suddenly realized that the universe couldn't care less about my plans and nothing goes as I planned. So, I'd always be upset that the things went differently as I thought and my life would be just chasing the dreams. In my solo career, I haven't dreamed that much. I had made many songs before Valloita Maailma, but when it was finished I had a strong intuition that this song belongs to this era, this moment, this place. I wanted to release it. And I've no idea what would happen next. Time will tell. I haven't thought it more. I was asked: “When are you going to have gigs?” and I said: “I've no idea, time will tell”.

So, time will tell how you “conquer the world”.
- At the moment I have an organized and strict rhythm in my everyday life, but I haven't planned my solo career at all.

Have the people at your work been prepared that this single could lead to a huge success, more songs and a tour? Anyone can count that waking up at six won't work anymore then.
- I've talked to them about my autumn. My ideal rhythm at the moment would be to type numbers in Excel half of the week... by the way I still have one year of my studies left too... and dedicate the other half of the week to music. And I got a verbal approval. So, it's okay for them after September. I'll have a vacation in September. Now I'm working there five days a week and I agree that days like this are very long. I wouldn't be able to work at this tempo for long. But I could easily think that I could do both works in a good balance for the rest of my life.

I wonder how good a balance that is. When do you have free time? If you have this and this and the gigs, they fill your whole calendar. Or did I miss the part you have free time?
- Well, this is my free time, sitting here blabbering with you. And I have to tell you that I've been able to live such a hectic life because of my family and loved ones and a good team at work. I promised to say thanks to Hanna and Heidi at the office because at the moment I can't have a two-hour break at work. The schedules are so strict. So, I had to delegate my work to the other two people in the team. They've been very flexible during this week, so let's see how long they remain that flexible.

So, it depends on the flexibility of your colleagues how long we can talk here!
- This is possible because of other people's effort.

It's true that you need loved ones, their assistance makes your way of living possible.
- Yeah. And in September there would have to be a really good offer in order to make me do any kind of work. I probably won't have anything in my calendar in September.

Let's hope that it stays like that. So, what are you doing in summer if the vacation is only in September?
- In fact, this is the second summer in my life I will spend completely at work. I don't have a single day off.

That sounds very bad.
- It's okay since this is only my second summer at work. Of course festivals and touring can be classified as work, but that's easier because usually there are gigs only at weekends. I've always had free weekdays in summer. This summer I won't. So, I'm working above the center of Helsinki and do some promotion of my music, so that's how the summer goes.

That sounds...
- I tend to say to my friends that if they want to meet me they have to come for a lunch next to my workplace. That's where my social life is now.

This sounds that since you are on the sixth floor with a view to all directions...
- You can't see anything but walls there actually. It just sounds fancier...

True. Even if you have a window there is a better solution outside. You could have a roof terrace with a WiFi connection, so you could type zeros while sunbathing.
- I'll order that for the next summer. So, a roof terrace, a WiFi connection and...

But the last question. You're releasing this song now. What kind of a solo career would you like to have? What kind of a career do you dream of? You've achieved so much with your band already. You even conquered the world a bit. So, how big dreams do you have for the music career?
- Oh my God, what a question.

You can be honest.
- I'd say... this sounds strange, but I don't have big dreams. I think I'll share a part of my journey with people for a few years and see what people think about it. I'm with them for a while and then I'll disappear again. But in order not to scare the record label, I'll say that I'm not going to vanish now. My plan isn't to publish one single and then disappear. So, my intention is to have a longer career. We'll see. I don't know. What are YOUR dreams? Tell me! You can't answer such a question. I don't have dreams. The universe gives me what it gives.

Jonsu the reporter has a good attitude. “Tell me! Tell me!” Well, I have many dreams, such as an own house... not really.
- I think the bad thing about dreaming is that if you've, for example, dreamed about some holiday trip then you'll spend the trip wondering: “Where is the feeling I dreamed to have here? Where are all the imagined things?” In my opinion, it's better not to have such dreams. Just keep your eyes open and see what you get.

True. And you should remember to have a vacation once in a while.
- I will, in September.

That's a deal. It was great to have you here.
- Thank you.

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Thanks for the translation Niko.

Does anybody happen to have a picture of Jonsu with grey hair, as she mentioned?

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there will be an interview with Jonsu in Magna Femina magazine issue 2.

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Here's my translation of the Soundi article by Aki Nuopponen that was published on the 5th of June 2017:


Jonsu is back! In the interview the redheaded singer who moved from Indica to financing business and then to a solo career.

It's been three years since Indica released new music. Then Indica published two albums in a short period, or in fact one album in two languages.

After releasing Shine and Akvaario in January 2014 Indica had a few gigs, but not much has been heard of the band or its members after that.

Soon that will change: on Wednesday the 7th of June 2017 Indica's singer Jonsu will release her first solo single Valloita Maailma.

Jonsu, who is in a good mood, tells Soundi that during the three years before releasing the song she has lived a completely different life taking intentionally distance to music and even songwriting.

”The past three years have definitely been the weirdest years of my life so far”, Jonsu begins.

”When Indica's last gig was over, I decided to start as different a life as possible and have a total break from anything related to music. I switched from notes to numbers and jumped from a bohemian and unscheduled life of a musician to very strictly scheduled financing business.”

”I had a kind of a break from music. I wanted to experiment whether music really was important to me or just a thing I'd always done and got used to. Music had influenced my life ever since I was four years old, and I had the need to see what life is like without music.”

”Although I had already started to feel home in the world of numbers and I enjoyed there I noticed that I missed music so much that I'd probably become depressed or ended up in the madhouse without it”, Jonsu admits.

People may think that Jonsu was mainly responsible for Indica's songs. Therefore they may wonder why Jonsu is going to the solo career instead of continuing to make music with Indica.

”Although I was responsible for Indica's music and lyrics, the band members affected a lot to Indica's sound. All of us had our strengths, weaknesses, favorites and unfavorites, and those opinions affected to the arrangements and production”, Jonsu tells.

”We were also equal while choosing the songs. It was a good thing. At some point I'd chosen only slow songs for an album. We encouraged and pushed each other to the certain direction and it was a good direction for Indica, but my solo material is going to be quite different.”

At the time this interview was made, only few people had heard even a second of Jonsu's solo music. Almost all impressions about her creativity is based on Indica's music. However, the solo career is meant to be completely different.

”When I started to write this forthcoming album, I only had one rule. It wouldn't be right, sensible or even interesting to make more Indica songs with my own name. I wanted to see what kind of music I'd write myself. I recreated myself in the past few years and the same continues in my music”, Jonsu tells.

”I started to wander in the swamp of endless choices. First I took a step away from rock music, then from folk and big melancholic orchestra parts. I kept the violins, guitars and occasional wind instruments, and added some electronic elements.”
”Only a few people have heard my new song yet. One of my friends said it has an eternal party and a pinch of gypsy punk. I suppose I let the others to describe my music style”, Jonsu laughs.

Also, the mystic-romantic lyrics of Indica are left behind in the solo career.

”In the lyrics I moved from the forest to the city. Instead of windy places (Tuuliset Tienoot) and maids behind the mountains (Vuorien Taa) this time the lyrics are about searching for the Star of Africa and conquering the world.”

”Valloita Maailma is a description of one morning. I woke up, read the news and felt that all headers were about people who made the loudest noise. Regardless about the message. I thought that in this era many wonderful things and silent geniuses are left in the shadow.”

Jonsu admits that one of the most important things in the solo career is to stop overdetermining and overthinking her own work. Now she works by instinct and will check later what kind of material was born.

”A few years ago I stopped planning the future when I noticed that it takes a huge amount of time and energy. Life doesn't care about my plans and desperate attempts to control everything.”

”The solo career started in a way that I started to miss music and needed to write songs. I went to studio. Mikko from Sony had heard one of the songs through some of his friends, called me and asked me if we could meet and if I would like to start a solo career. I thought about it and considered it was a great idea.”

”Before making Valloita Maailma I had written many songs, but when that song was ready I had a strong feeling that it belongs to this moment, time and place. This is how I make almost every decision now. When I have to decide something, I wonder whether I want to say yes or no and then I try to say the right word.”

During Jonsu's break from music, many kinds of new music programs, such as Vain Elämää (The Best Singers), have become successful.

Jonsu won't completely rule out participating such programs, but she's not going to give up her privacy. So she wouldn't reveal a lot about her personal life in the program.

”Of course I know the Vain Elämää format and I've seen some clips, but I haven't followed it actively. I avoided pretty much anything related to music during my break.”

”Covering others' songs is usually fun, but at least so far I've had a clear line about revealing my private life. As a musician you have to be in public and telling about your private life helps.”

”To me, the point is to share a period of my life with the others. Maybe someone in a similar situation will get energy or an idea from my music.”

Although Jonsu is releasing her first solo single, Indica started their career over ten years ago. Therefore Jonsu already has a 13-year experience as a recording artist.

”One of the most important lessons (from Indica) is that you shouldn't listen to too many people while making a decision. Everyone has good advices, but no one has a crystal ball.”

”Earlier I listened to the others' opinions a lot and suddenly I started to feel that I wasn't living my own life anymore, but was implementing others' visions. In the end I had the feeling that I couldn't find any solution that would please everyone involved in the project.”

Jonsu tells that (in the solo career) she immediately wanted to forget the illusions about creating music that would please everyone and bring her some kind of respect. In music, she only wants to be in touch with a small and reliable team.

”I've heard a thousand times people saying that some artist is going to get a breakthrough, but very few of them have actually succeeded. Magazines tell the stories of the people who left everything, lived under a bridge, believed only in music and got a breakthrough. No one talks about the artists who stay under a bridge”, Jonsu says.

”So, you should try your best, but I don't think I would pledge my house for the music career because there are many things related to the success that can't be predicted. At the moment I feel that I'm in a position that suits me. Starting from the autumn I will dedicate half of the week to numbers and half to notes.”


I checked the other interviews too. On the 7th of June 2017 Iltasanomat wrote something interesting in the end of the article.

Jonsu's first solo single has been made now and the second single has been chosen. However, its release date is still a secret.
- I have quite many songs ready. I think the album will be released this year.

Jonsu won't be seen on stage for a while.
- The tour will probably start about the time the album is released.


The rest don't have anything important to add:
http://www.iltalehti.fi/viihdeuutiset/2 ... 7_vd.shtml
http://www.iltalehti.fi/musiikki/201706 ... 1_m0.shtml
http://www.menaiset.fi/artikkeli/ajanko ... ibisneksen
https://www.radionova.fi/ohjelmat/radio ... a/a-145441
https://www.katsomo.fi/#!/jakso/3300100 ... -6-klo-625 (Jonsu's part begins at 1:46:00)

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