The links between music and other art forms are inextricable. Many great craftspeople have soundtracked their progression towards mastery and created unforgettable works of art with music as inspiration.

Spotify and Sonos have teamed up with five upcoming Swedish artists to explore how music has impacted their lives and work. Fashion designer Ida Klamborn, hip hop musician Amr Badr, film director Rojda Sekersöz, jewelry designer Göran Kling, and visual artist Johanna Burai opened up in a series of interviews discussing their art and relationship with music. Each artist then created an exclusive playlist available on Spotify so that people can discover what they're listening to.

We've chosen some sound bites from the interviews as a teaser but you can read them in full here.

Ida Klamborn on choosing music for her fashion shows:

The music is really important. Together with the clothes and models, it creates a certain atmosphere and helps express my concept. For my last show, it was a remix of Pipilotti Rist’s version of "Wicked Game," then an acapella version of "Believe" by Cher and then ABBA. A fantastic mix!

Amr Badr on finding inspiration for new tracks:

Most of the time, it just comes to me. But it can also be based on tracks I’ve heard maybe a few months earlier. It happens subconsciously, but I always try and avoid sticking too closely to existing tracks. I try to create something completely new instead.

Rojda Sekersöz on what made her want to work in film:

Billy Elliot and The Believer are the two films that made me as a 13-year-old want to become a director. There was something about them that reflected the way I saw the world and the people in it.

Göran Kling on an album that means something special to him:

I lived in the US in 1994 and borrowed AmeriKKKa´s Nightmare by Spice 1 from a classmate. It had that typical Bay Area sound, yet was pretty hardcore at the same time. It completely knocked me out and I listened to that CD until it broke.

Johanna Burai on the difference between political art and political music:

There’s absolutely no difference between them – they’re just two different art forms. I think they’re a good way to spread political messages and reach people who aren’t interested in politics or don’t feel included in the debate.

Check out all the playlists here and read the full interviews via the link below.

  • PhotographerFrida Vega Salomonsson
We Recommend
  • romantic rap songs Amine Kid Ink MANILA GREY
    16 Rap Love Songs That Are Surprisingly Romantic AF
    • Culture
  • Image on Highsnobiety
    The Top 20 Justin Timberlake Songs of All Time
    • Culture
  • 25 best beyonce songs Jay Z Lemonade
    29 of Queen B's Best Songs to Celebrate Beyoncé's Birthday
    • Culture
  • Trending TIk Tok Songs Highsnobiety
    TikTok Songs We Can't Get Out Of Our Heads
    • Culture
  • Travis Scott performs at Astroworld Festival
    Yeah... Travis Scott's Discography is Pretty Damn Impressive
    • Culture
  • Image on Highsnobiety
What To Read Next
  • Image on Highsnobiety
    The Best Sneakers to Add to Your Rotation This Week
    • Style
  • Roses spring 2024 fashion trend
    Romance, Girlhood, Nostalgia: Why Roses Are Fashion’s New Favorite Flower
    • Style
  • Anne Hathaway wears Versace's Icons collection
    EXCLUSIVE: Anne Hathaway, Donatella Versace's ICON
    • Style
  • BAPE x Highsnobiety Offers a Full Matching Uniform
    BAPE x Highsnobiety Collaborate on a Full Fall Uniform
    • Style
  • Leather Loafers
    Get Lathered Up With Leather - Our Faves This Fall
    • Lifestyle
    • sponsored
  • AKFC
    Athens Kallithea FC Isn't Finished Yet
    • Style
*If you submitted your e-mail address and placed an order, we may use your e-mail address to inform you regularly about similar products without prior explicit consent. You can object to the use of your e-mail address for this purpose at any time without incurring any costs other than the transmission costs according to the basic tariffs. Each newsletter contains an unsubscribe link. Alternatively, you can object to receiving the newsletter at any time by sending an e-mail to info@highsnobiety.com

Web Accessibility Statement

Titelmedia (Highsnobiety), is committed to facilitating and improving the accessibility and usability of its Website, www.highsnobiety.com. Titelmedia strives to ensure that its Website services and content are accessible to persons with disabilities including users of screen reader technology. To accomplish this, Titelmedia has engaged UsableNet Inc, a leading web accessibility consultant to help test, remediate and maintain our Website in-line with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), which also bring the Website into conformance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.


Please be aware that our efforts to maintain accessibility and usability are ongoing. While we strive to make the Website as accessible as possible some issues can be encountered by different assistive technology as the range of assistive technology is wide and varied.

Contact Us

If, at any time, you have specific questions or concerns about the accessibility of any particular webpage on this Website, please contact us at accessibility@highsnobiety.com, +49 (0)30 235 908 500. If you do encounter an accessibility issue, please be sure to specify the web page and nature of the issue in your email and/or phone call, and we will make all reasonable efforts to make that page or the information contained therein accessible for you.