Jonas & Bea Åkerlund
Rock N Roll’s hardest working couple talk to us about working together, inspiration and things they love.
photographer / Shanna Fisher
story/ Koko Ntuen
What are your favorite things about working together?
Being together. Our lives are at best when we work together. Plus, top of the line styling, of course.
What’s the biggest difference between working in the US and working in Sweden?
We do not work much in Sweden but we do work in many different countries every year. All countries have different cultures and their traditions. We fuel on working across borders and with different types of jobs.
What other mediums do you see yourself collaborating together on overtime?
We do so many different types of jobs together but our main goal right now is to write and make movies together, tell longer stories and focus on one project at a time.
Have you ever worked with people who were afraid to push the limits or take themselves out of a safe media comfort zone?
I think in someway we all are. Our job is to take an artist to the next level. If you just want another video we are probably not the best choice.
Jonas why do you think that Prodigy’s, “Smack My Bitch Up” had such a huge impact internationally?
Great song, great idea and timing.
Who would you guys like to work with that you haven’t already?
Michael Jackson but that will most likely not happen, but you never know…
If you weren’t doing what you are doing now, what would you want to do?
What is the last song each of you listened to?
Ritual by Ghost.
Since this is for the love issue what do you love about Jonas? What do you love about Bea?
I love everything about B. She makes my life a joy on every level and she is my everything.