Sally Shapiro is Sweden's new disco princess. Her first record, Disco Romance was released on April 27th. Critics are comparing the singer with the voices of 1980s Italo-Disco sound. JUSTmag asked Sally Shapiro how she sees herself with regard to this comparison, to the 1980s and to the Scandinavian music scene.
What was your motivation to make an album that sounds exactly like back in the 80s?
A love for the 80s music, of course!
What kind of music did you listen to back then?
Was there any recent inspiration, like the electro-retro musicians of W.I.T., Kiko, Miss Kittin and the like?
Personally I can't say so, but I think Johan would say yes.
The cover of Disco Romance
Do you see yourself in the connection of a Scandinavian music tradition?
No. I don't know any other Swedish musicians, we're released on an Austrian label and so on.
According to the press info, nobody has ever heard you sing live. How did your colleagues find out that you had the perfect voice for their music?
I don't like singing solo in front of people, but I like singing together with people. I and Johan were singing Christmas carols together, and that's when he said I had an italo disco-sounding voice.
Have you written any of the lyrics?
No. But I sometimes give instructions to Johan how I want them to be.
Ha ha, that was just a joke, because it was difficult to take the interviewer seriously.
How does it feel for someone like you to have people from all over the world asking you questions?
Is there any chance that you start giving live concerts?
Thank you for your time.