All the Songs are About You consists of enthusiastic and personal essays about music, some of them reaching as far back as into childhood days in Bergen, and the young Lerche´s almost self-effacing obsession for the band a-ha and vocalist Morten Harket. In other texts he writes about other heroes like Prefab Sprout, Fiona Apple and Milton Nascimento. There is also room for concert experiences from the United States, with amongst others St. Vincent, Beyoncé and Kygo. And there is also long distance running, in Los Angeles, with ambient in his ears.
According to Lerche there are no guilty pleasures in music. There is only pleasure. And just as important as the music we know and love are the more coinsidential musical meetings, those who take us well outside our comfort zone. Music that some might find useless can have powerful meaning for your neighbour - or millions of people. The texts of this book embrace that fact.
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