And now something completely different and oh so tabloid like. Eskil Simonsson, the frontman of the Swedish band Covenant, has a new look as you can see above.
Nothing world shocking you might think, but the blond music god has cut off all of his hair and that pushed some fans to give rather funny comments such as “Having a Britney moment Eskil?” or simply “Fantomas”. Others took it more serious, or what to think of these comments: “No hair No eskill !!”, “Unless you’re covering up male pattern baldness I say keep the hair. There’s enough of this in the industry.”, “For the love of God, you’re gorgeous. This does NOT work on you. For realzies. You have lovely blonde hair. Let it grow back unless something else is going on.” and “Because there are not enough old bald guys in teh scene?!”
Some even photoshopped the photo a bit as you can see on the left.
Eskil’s answer to the whole bald versus hair thing was this: “It’s very refreshing and has challenged me in a interesting way more deeper than I thought. The world is different now.” Nothing to take too seriously of course, just like this article.
Covenant are at the moment in the middle of studio work on a brand new album. It will be the follow-up to the 2013 released “Leaving Babylon” album.
More info as we get it. On the music that is.
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