Hela Gotland (Annika Jansson) did an e-mail interview with Ms Effe before her concert in Visby (28th February).
About Gotland she says it’s a nice island and she is looking forward to deepening her relationship with it. She has never played there before. Marie says she has been longing for singing in Swedish again. The absolute best thing about performing live is meeting and get close to the audience.
To the question if it is different touring now to touring before her illness she replied today she takes it easy, one thing at a time and puts energy in the right thing at the right time. She is constantly trying to enjoy the ”present”.
Regarding Nu! she says she felt like “finally!!!!”, when it was finished. She is very proud of the whole album and the one and only song, Sista sommarens vals written by her. Right now her favourite song off the album is Kom vila hos mig, especially live.
In the setlist during the tour everyone will find their own favourite MF songs, there are new and old ones. Hela Gotland asked if there is any song she can’t leave out, since the audience demands hearing it. She said there are more songs like this, but especially Sparvöga. Regarding the arrangement she says she has an amazing band with her, so both the up-tempo songs and the ballads sound great.
Marie informs she will stay in Gotland only for 1 day, but plans to come back for a private stay during summer.
To the question if she has any hidden talents she replied:
I can identify many birds when they are singing…