On the website www.iltalehti.fi you can watch a video interview with Eero, Aki and Lauri, where they talk about how was working with Desmond Child, here you can watch the interview, while below there’s the translation (thanks to NightWolf__):
Desmond Child decorated Rasmus’ cake!
Interviewer: The album has different kinds of expectations. Of course Desmond Child’s role will be noticed all over the world. Are you all hyped up, do have that little itch?
Aki: Good feelings, just had the mastered album and listened to it on the car. It’s an awesome album, feels good, everyone has done their best as a human being and an individual, but also as a band. And when Desmond came and decorated the cake and noticed the faults, or actually the things that are best on Rasmus. Now we have a really good album and it tells, where Rasmus is these days and which things we like right now and today.
Interviewer: Will Desmond do some work with you in Finland after this?
Lauri: Hopefully. Would be nice to bring him to Finland, because he has actually visited… He had had a relationship here. He would have wanted to come here to visit us. Maybe we will see him on Lostari (Lost&Found, bar in Helsinki).
Interviewer: But you haven’t made any contracts, like anything official, to work with him on your next album, or what do you say Eero?
Eero: Maybe it would be nice to bring Desmond in front of Finnish media, because we have spend a lot of time together and lived with him for a while. He’s an interesting person and he would probably have interesting stories to tell. So firstly that would be a good way to start.
Lauri: Many people probably have a wrong opinion of him, because he is like this “hit machine” or he has been involved with a lot of these hit songs, but he’s actually really sensitive and thinks stuff. Really the opposite of his public image. I thought he was this really American guy, a Yankee, but he loved Europe a lot. Like “best music comes from Scandinavia” or that “Brittish accent is lovely”. He had this anti-American thing there, which was good because we didn’t want our album to be this American adult rock album. Rasmus with a American twist.
Eero: It has been weird to see, when we have been in America recording, that in Europe we have this America against Europe thing, but in America they don’t have that. They love Europeans as much as other nationalities. It has been a learning point for myself, to learn like “that’s how it is, we’re not that different after all.”
Aki: Have to say, that fans have sent a lot of e-mails and myspace messages, that “please don’t get an American producer, you don’t sound Rasmus or Scandinavian anymore”. Have to confess that it did get on to me at some point, like before we had recorded anything. Like:”Yeah, maybe they’re on to something”, but I’m really happy that the album sounda Scandinavian and Rasmus and we don’t play this American college rock, but it is exactly what it’s supposed to be.