PAGE 8 ROCKNATION ISSUE 23 Interview with Torben Enevoldsen Hello Torben from Acacia Avenue and welcome to Rocknation. Congrats on your new album titled “Early Warning” on Perris Records. How excited are you to see the fan response to the new CD? Thanks a lot. I am always very excited and curious to see how an album is received just before a new release. I am very proud of this new album and very much looking forward to seeing the fan response. Photo by: Ron Boudreau Please name some of the tracks and what they are about. The first track on the album is called “Real Love” and it is basically about not getting that at all. It’s about trusting in someone and getting deceived. Another track is called “Running Out Of Time”. This one is about regrets and how time simply seems to fly by. Then we have “Broken Dreams”, which is about living in the moment and giving in to temptation. “Early Warning” is basically another love song, but also about taking a stand. In general I would say that although the songs touch on various topics, they all have the theme of love in common in one way or another. You have some heavy AOR players on this release. What are some the the highlights recording with them. It has been such a pleasure to work with everyone involved and one of the highlights is definitely getting the songs to sound just like I wanted them to sound. I love the collaboration and that extra “something” someone else is able to bring to the table. That takes each song to a different level and ultimately makes a world of difference. What would you say is different in writing and recording “Early Warning” compared to your last CD “Cold”? I would say that maybe the fact that I had the pleasure of working with Rob, Steve, Torben and Albin yet again made a difference. My approach was pretty much the same, but once you have worked with someone once, it makes everything much easier. Also, I think that I had planned everything out a little better this time around. It’s all about logistics and planning ahead when that many people are involved.