"Unconsciously, I was writing from a more personal perspective, which is just a natural progression when so much is happening in your life," she says. "It kind of finds its way onto the record even if you’re not really aware of it. As a songwriter, I think it’s important that you’re trying to work towards honesty in your writing. So when I saw that was happening, I didn’t try to fight it or obscure it."
Read the full feature (from UTR #48) here.

"Unconsciously, I was writing from a more personal perspective, which is just a natural progression when so much is happening in your life," she says. "It kind of finds its way onto the record even if you’re not really aware of it. As a songwriter, I think it’s important that you’re trying to work towards honesty in your writing. So when I saw that was happening, I didn’t try to fight it or obscure it."

Read the full feature (from UTR #48) here.

Visually I love the works of people like Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. I was always really interested in what happened there in the 40s and after the war. This period with all this creativity by Mexican artists and others drawn there. There are some really amazing female figures like Dolores Del Rio. She was the first Mexican star to cross over to Hollywood. She was very dramatic, very passionate and very much about expressing her sexual power. That’s not really what I am trying to get across, but her look definitely inspired me. Also the way Frida Kahlo addressed themes about being a woman in a way that was quite taboo at the time is inspiring. She wasn’t afraid to be a woman, and show her pain at the same time. It’s really important to show vulnerability and strength. That you can’t just be one or another

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