If you were to die and come back as a person or a thing, what would it be?
Now that I have a dog I wonder what it’s like to be a one. I really just want to know how she sees the world. It also seems chill to come back and not have any worries. When you don’t have to deal with the world but you can just exist and walk outside and chill. Or a bird maybe. I also really want to fly.
I’d like to hear all about your quarantine experience. Though I hear you have been busy producing a whole album over the year of 2020, what else have you been up to during the pandemic? How have you experienced this past year? Did you pick up any quarantine habits or find new hobbies?
One of my new hobbies would be interior design. It’s definitely something I picked up in 2020. I feel interior is really cool and you can play with a bunch of cool materials in your apartment and colors to make things more personal. I got a couch yesterday as a result of this awakening. I’ve never had a couch in my apartment. It is still weird to me that I couldn’t have a couch before. You don’t even have to have a good couch, you can literally get something that someone is giving away or get one online. But I never wanted one. I never wanted a place to just slack, I just wanted to work work work! I’ve been weird up until last year, so I am very happy I have a couch now.
So am I! Congrats on your couch.
You will be going on tour again next year and it’s already sold out. What is it you miss most about being on stage?
What I miss the most is seeing the crowd going nuts. That is the best feeling: when playing a show and suddenly being super aware that I am here and this is my job, this is what I am doing. I remember having those moments just thinking “What the fuck?“. I have friends back home that are in school and I am here on the stage, performing! To me, this is so weird. After all, I just got out of school. It is a strange experience, realizing that this is happening right now and that this is a real show and I am the one playing it.
Last year you triggered the popular phrase “Do you listen to girl in red?“ used on social media as a subtle way of asking someone weither they are queer. I am not going to ask your comment on this as I know a thousand people have done it already. But how do you feel about always being referred to as a “queer artist“? Is this something you are proud of, representing queerness and the LGBTQ+ community, or are you also getting tired of people defining you through your sexuality?
I am really proud of my queerness and proud of being a queer person making music. But I also experience that the focus is often taken away from my work and suddenly it’s more about my sexuality. In my home country the conversation hasn’t always been so much about my music but it’s just been about me as a queer person. But, you know, I sometimes do find that weird but I am also incredibly proud and I am proud of my sexuality and I love being queer. It’s the best thing! Sometimes I’m like “Oh my god, I love women!“. I just feel lucky to be queer which is a privilege to say, because I live in the most safest country in the world to be queer. So yeah, I love it, but I also want it to be about the music because at the end of the day I am just making music like everyone else and I think that should be seen equal to anyone else making music.