Vocalist of the Swedish metal band In Flames, Anders Friden spoke to the Musik Universe and talks about the digital music platforms. On Spotify, which grows even more day by day, he said:
“I mean, it depends on how you look at it. It’s like radio — you have it straight in your pocket. I think it’s great. We have to adapt. Personally, I wanna have something and hold it; I love vinyl still. But I think it’s a good complement. And that’s just the way it is these days. We, as musicians, have to adapt to the situation.
Sometimes it takes away the fun of releasing something, ’cause it’s out already everywhere. When I was younger, I had to wait and wait until the day the album came out and I went to the store and I got it in my hand, and it was a magical moment. But it is different these days. I mean, in Sweden we have… I think it’s like eighty or ninety percent streaming and very few physical [sales] and very few iTunes even. It’s like Spotify all over.“
In Flames’s 12th studio album “Battles” was released on November 11, 2016. You can listen to the 55-minute album at the bottom.