The Shadow Of“I can’t change my past cause it’s gone, I can’t change my future cause I don’t know what it will brings… The only thing I can change is this moment right here and right now….” – @MrTheShadowOf

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Jacqueline Jax logo photoGETTING TO KNOW THE SHADOW OF… by Jacqueline Jax host of A.V.A Live Radio

 
When I was 4 years old…
My Mum and Dad bought me a Violin, because every time the Tv News Jingle was playing I pulled down the curtain rods and play along like it was a violin. I’ve never been a good student, and I was asked to go outside the class room a lot of times. But my music teacher, realized that I had something when I played an instrument. So when the other students from my class were going out for a break, I stayed in the music local and learned all the instruments. At that time I realized that music was not just a sound but it was also a beautiful soul with no specific language. After that I started playing trumpet and drums, but in the end I started playing guitar and started singing.
 
Dopamine Seeker…
Was written in a really rough period in my life. I had actually been living clean for about 11 months, but I didn’t feel well at all and it ended up in a big relapse with an overdoses. The morning after a rough night hunting for all kinds of drugs, I woke up and the first thing I did was to grab my guitar and started strumming the first chords. The first line: “I am a Dopamine Seeker” got to me in a sec and after 10 minutes I had written the song.
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The Press Text about – The Shadow Of
For 17 years, The Shadow Of was out on a massive drug and alcohol abuse. He only lived for the next fix … alcohol … drugs…anything. The Shadow Of was a ghost with no sign of hope anywhere to be found, but In 2012, he received help and checked into rehab to become clean and sober. But he didn’t realize that he needed to let go of the control.
This oversight cost him a couple of relapses before he understood that he needed to let go of control and let his will proceed with something much bigger then just himself. Miraculously, he was able to rid himself of his demons by quitting both drugs and alcohol. The one thing that always followed The Shadow Of during his dark times was his love for music. After he got clean and sober, he utilized these dark times, to write beautiful and powerful stories. He believes that it was that fight with the demons, that forced him to confront the darkness and through the music … he found the light.
 

Information about the Debut EP-The Shadow Of.

This Debut EP is a story about a young man that for 17 years was
walking like a Ghost, only living for the next fix.
And how music can help you change your life into faith hope and courage.

Someone told me a while ago, that This EP it sounded like the final
goodbye and as he said “It’s a Drug Record”….

I agree… all the songs on This EP is about the dark side of life, the
sorrow and pain, Love to my biologic Momma that I don’t know but still love and the love for my parents…

My opposition of all kind of drugs and alcohol and the break up with
the “love” . Its important to say…. For those 17 years I was using I
only had a love for my drugs nothing else….

 
 
Copenhagen, Denmark..

For a long time I went to a Open stage in Copenhagen called: Copenhagen Listening Room Sunday Open Stage. This place helped me a lot both as an musician but also to develop my skills as a Singer & Songwriter.

 
Music business…

Its a jungle, specially when you are doing it DIY… But as my music mentor told me… Networking is EVERYTHING!!! Hard work pays off, one step at the time one fan at the time…. And it sure is…. A friend of mine asked me: How much time do you use on all the music stuff.. writing creating booking etc…. I responded with the answer… Properly I use 85-90 percent of my time to network or to stay in touch with my network and then the last 10 percent for the creation, booking and my music…

I know that I need to make a little change specially now when i just released my Debut EP-The Shadow Of..

 
The Pros been that I have learned a lot from…
my Music mentor, in a short time.. Hmm the bad thing is… When I teamed up with my Mentor from Seattle and we started to do Our shit, People around me were taking a step behind… I did not change or anything… The only thing I did was going all in… With no turning back… This is what I want….This is what I’ve dreamed about…. I’m the captain of my life and I need to bring it safe to harbor no matter where I’m going……
 
Over coming the hurdles and pitfalls…
I still have a lot of good and supportive friends that I love so much and know that they are only a phone call away… For all those years I was using I didn’t care about anyone at all… So after i got clean and sober I realised that I’m nothing without my family and friends…..It’s not a shame to reach out, and ask for help… Sometimes we need to find the answer from another person that have the knowledge that you don’t have yet….

I always been having some kind of fear…
but I also knew that if the fear took the control I probably would lose everything… When I feel fear I can either run away or face it.. If I run away I will always have the fear inside me, but if I choose to face it, I know I can learn something… Even though I might fall sometimes I keep standing and in the end its all that matters… I can’t change my past cause it’s gone, I can’t change my future cause I don’t know what it will bring… The only thing I can change is this moment right here and right now….
 
Social media…
Hmm everything and nothing… hahah I’m an addict so everything that can get me away is good haha no its a joke…. The social media is cool.. No doubt about that.. I still need to work on being a bit more of the twitter/instagram/Youtube Guy hahah.. But one step at the time….
 
Challenges…
There is a lot ….But the good thing is that everyday I learn some new things..
Singles vs an album…The reason I decided to record an EP instead of an album was because then I could release more music over a shorter time… And in that way my supporters could get more of my music with out waiting a long time…. I still remember when my favorite band released an Album and how I waited such a long time before they released some new stuff…
 
I am right now working on the next EP...
The first 2 songs that’s going to be on that EP are already done and mastered so all I need to do is to book the time in the studio and then record three more songs.
 
At the time right now I just go with the flow as far as my advertising… It might sound crazy and I understand… But again I would rather do IT LIKE A PRO, and wait FOR the REAL IDEA to show up in my mind… I Keep getting ideas some of them are good some of them are bad…. But a few of my ideas actually worked…
 
I would love to have 5 minutes alone with…
Do you have time?? I would love to have 5 minutes with anyone…. No specific… every human-being has a story and in the unity of life we can share, support because we care….
 
Emphasis on being current and trendy…
My music mentor taught me: The 4s’s…. Song, Story , Sound , Style …..
 
 
I am most afraid of…
RATS…..
 
My personal definition of success is..
By the grace of God I was given a second chance and the 2nd may 2014 I became clean and sober after 17 years hardcore use of drugs and alcohol.
How did I do It….. I reached OUT to someone who had been in the same situation but also that someone had found a solution…
 
My over all goal for my life & career is…
To keep working harder to become a better person…. Because when I’m a better person I know that things will happen.. Most important is that I always need to remember that I can’t take back my control, and things happen when the time is right…..
 
3 Ways that I challenge myself and how each one moves me forward towards my goal.

1)Fucker The Law Of Jante…. A danish thing….
2)Keep developing my skills as a songwriter each and every day
3)keep searching and exploring the different sides of life….

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