Austra’s Katie Stelmanis gave this interview after a show in London:
In some ways – computers are my most natural instrument. I definitely feel a lot more free, it’s a lot more liberating. Even when I’m writing songs on the piano I need to have some sort of recording device nearby otherwise I’ll just play and forget what I did.
I love her for being that straight-forward and just go for what she likes doing the most.
I love my music, so I want to produce, write, and serve my music. I’ve had to learn about EQ frequencies, and programming, and space, and clutter, and how to be a better piano or bass player, everything. You can have big aspirations, but then you realize your skill level or your insecurities are holding you back. So you start to hate yourself, because it’s so frustrating!
twigs is giving many interviews lately to support the build up for her album. I find her a true inspiration: sure, she is exceptionally talented, but she also works hard and follows her vision, which probably wasn’t nearly as easy as it looks low in hindsight.