Today I’m introducing you to Swedish composer and piano player Oskar Kappland (Kappland is an artist name, but it sounds nice, so I’ll leave it here). Oskar is originally from Gothenburg (West Cost) but has spent his past six years abroad in countrys as USA, South Korea, India and Thailand.
Right now, Oskar is working on what he calls “one song a week”, and this is the first of, what I would guess, many song to be released in the near future. The songs are being released on Wednesdays and this particular song was released the 11th of July 2019.
Tell us something about you song Tell Me Where You’ve Been!
My father killed himself on July 11, 2016. He suffered from severe anxiety and depression for 30 years of his life. When I was a kid, I could never relate to his struggles. As he resorted to alcohol to dull the pain, I took him for being an irresponsible adult. I built up irreversible anger toward him.
Tell Me Where You’ve Been, released on July 11, 2019, depicts a hypothetical encounter between my father and me in which for the first time, we are able to speak like adults. The title describes my longing for him to tell me everything he has gone through, the things that eleven-year-old me never understood.
The song came to me by accident as I was improvising on the piano, and it immediately turned into a heartfelt ballad about my relationship with my dad. The lyrics I wrote are so far unofficial, but hopefully the song will be released as a non-instrumental version with vocals soon!
Thank you Oskar for opening up like this and sharing your story!