(DJ Jet returns to NCS with the following interview of Johanna Platow Andersson, vocalist of the Swedish/German band Lucifer, whose new album Lucifer IV will be released on October 29th by Century Media. Credit for all photos accompanying the interview goes to Ester Segarra.)
Johanna we must start at the beginning back when you were an adolescent. Tell us about your family.
Both my father and step-father were photographers and my mother was very musical. I grew up with a brother, eleven years older than me and was always surrounded by art, books and music. We traveled a lot every year, I guess to compensate for having been locked up behind the iron curtain before we moved from east to west Berlin in 1985 when I was six.
What was it like for you as a kid to move to West Berlin when “The Wall” was still in place?
It was a culture shock but a good one. It made me an outsider at school. It shaped me and made me very adaptable to anything life throws at me.