Lady Lazarus' Dream Pop World
On where she likes to hang in L.A.:
"I really like the Chateau Marmont, I know that's so cheesy. That's probably also partly why I moved to Los Angeles. I really love that romantic but also dark seedy underbelly side of the city. Plus I feel like I can sort of pretend at the Chateau. It's easy to feel fancy."
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On the music video for "Lapsarian," part of the series she's working on in conjunction with Half Light:
"It's especially Hollywood-centric, as it was greatly inspired by filmmaker Kenneth Anger's experimental short Puce Moment, and Man Ray's "Tears," among other things. Also it was directed by June Zandona, an amazing young director based in L.A., and we had an all female crew. We shot it in my apartment here in Koreatown."
On developing her public image:
When I released Mantic in 2011, I was a little timid to put out photos and a public image. I felt in a way that the music should speak for itself and retain its mystery. It was very "of the spirit" and private and I wanted to protect it. I also didn't want to come across as too sexed up; I think I was afraid of it at the time.
"It's hard to say exactly what changed, maybe just getting older, or performing a lot in public, but I definitely felt more ready on this new album to play with images. I felt free in a way to do that, and in some ways the music and subject matter dictated that choice. It made me want to be bolder.
On the cover art for All my Love in Half Light:
I chose the album cover photo because I love it. It seemed like something an ancestor would be proud of, slightly Old Hollywood, a little bad ass and yet I'm wearing almost princess- like crystal armor. What I love most about it is that it screams, 'Don't fuck with me.' That form of tough self-love is something I've learned after many falls and scrapes."