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By Matt | Published: September 21, 2014
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Congratulations on Too Bright. The album is magnificent as is its cover art. Can you explain what you had in mind when deciding upon the image?
I was very deliberate about all of it. I wanted lots of beige, I wanted it to be soft-seeming with the colors and the hair, even that kind of plasticine look of my skin. Even though there’s something kind of soft and feminine about it, I wanted it to be very defiant and badass as well. I think I successfully, hopefully have that kind of combination. I was deliberate also – I’ve looked at album covers that I thought were really iconic and inspiring like Grace Jones and Patti Smith, I thought about that as well.
Did you have a particular theme or message in mind while envisioning Too Bright? There’s been a great deal of chatter about all the body references.
Not specifically. I knew when I started making songs that were more immediate and kind of wild that that’s how I wanted to make this album – that felt the most liberating and risky and gutsy and that’s what I wanted to do. The body thing – as I was making more songs I realized how often I was kind of mentioning and talking about that. I’m a fairly obsessive kind of person, even the way that I write is kind of manic – there’s lots of pacing and obsessiveness about it. When I’m talking about something nasty, I wanted the music to sound nasty. I knew I wanted an element of defiance to all of the songs, whether the subject matter naturally seemed to lend itself to that kind of delivery – it felt the most cathartic and therapeutic to kind of present everything that way this time.
By Matt | Published: September 20, 2014
By Matt | Published: September 19, 2014
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