Tobias Forge revealed that he is a control freak. A few days ago, Tobias Forge attended Soundmojo’s podcast, ”Innersleeve”. He recalled the interview that he gave a month before. In that interview, Tobias Forge revealed that he was a control freak. Because the situation is controversial, Tobias Forge revealed what he meant in the podcast program.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch had an interview, which was published a month ago with him published the month before, he said:
“In every band, I have ever had, every song I have ever written, I was always called a dictator, a control freak who could not work with anyone else. And I am a dictator and control freak. But I can work with people.”
He mentioned the situation in the ”Innersleeve” podcast and explained how being a control freak makes situations more complicated. Things do not always turn out as he wants, and he wants to take all of the control of these situations. Even though he knows he cannot take all the responsibility, Tobias Forge tries to check every detail before he starts to do something and wants to know everybody does their job.
Tobias Forge: “I am a control freak”
“I try to be a control freak, or I am what you call a control freak. But just because I’m a control freak does not mean that I’m in control; it just means that I’m freakish about having control — that desire because I like to do things my way. But I’ve also learned that almost nothing that I plan goes the way that I plan; it always ends up being a different version of what I had in mind. What I know now, just because I’m somewhat successful doing it, is that it usually turns out quite okay, and as long as I have it on my to-do list, I can perfect it later. But I did not know that before.”
Tobias Forge also adds, the faults he did before completely affect him, and teach him to keep everything under control.
“When I had all the time in the world to come up with my schemes and plans because I had nothing better to do — I was not successful at all — then it was easier to sort of have a hard, firm, hundred percent ‘This is my plan, and this is exactly how things are gonna pan out.’ And then when it didn’t, you got to go back to the drawing table, and it felt like a big defeat.”