Anders Fridén reveals the secrets behind In Flames’ 13th album, I, The Mask
In Flames singer Anders Fridén says that every album is a “photograph” of the people making it at that specific time. So what does the photograph of the Swedish band’s 13th album, I, The Mask look like?
“Three months in LA, drinking good beer, barbecuing and writing heavy metal tunes in shorts,” he says with a laugh.
The backdrop may have been sunny, but I, The Mask pulses with a bleak anger that reflects the crazy world we live in today. “With social media playing such a big part in our lives, we have become quick to judge,” says Anders. “The judge and jury have moved online. People are trying to be so politically correct, pointing fingers left and right, that we have lost track of ourselves.”
He’s not professing to have the answers to the big questions. But luckily, he has some for the smaller but no less important ones we’re about to ask him.