I live in Denmark - Danish is my first language. Living in a small country with one of the smallest language's in the World, there is no way around it when I want to get my words and tunes out there.
Being seen - being heard - being listened to.
That is the dream for me as an independent artist - to get out there - speaking about life itself with sorrow and pain, sunshine and rain - telling the stories from everyday life in poetry and music.
I guess it is the Dream for any artist - you can sit home alone and create new stuff - you can enjoy when you succeed inside. But at the end of the day the dream is for someone else to look at your painting, read your poem or listen to your song.
Because suddenly when that happens you are no longer alone with your Art.
The times that we live in right now are difficult for everybody - no one walks free.
Anxiety, stress and fear of the future are a part of all of us - Artists included.
So what does an Artist do when there is no possibility of getting your art out there in real life?
The Artist starts creating even more - writing another book and another - hoping that some day the world will be ready to receive.
Being independent is not about wanting to work on your own - wanting to be alone. It's about wanting to get out there in the world and find people who are the same - and in my view those people are everywhere.
They might not be in the established industry at first - but we shouldn't forget that inside every star is an independent artist.
For me being independent is about being myself - working every day to take that one step further - to get that one more listener - one more reader.
And every time that happens - I feel less and less alone - being independent.