An interview with Hesta Prynn

 
 

AE: But with clothes and such it seems that you are definitely playing with these non-applicable gender roles I mean in NS days you were in jeans and runners, now you are looking a little more — let’s say womanly. Dare I say slutty?
HP:
OMG! Lindsey did you just call me a slut? On this album, I sing a lot and there is an attitude to the music that is very sexy to me. It makes me want to dress in a sexier way — you know, dresses and long hair and stuff — but my performance style is definitely more Mick Jagger than Marilyn Monroe. I like blending those masculine/feminine identities onstage, same as I like blending dance and rock in my music. It ends up driving the dudes in the audience kind of bananas, which I find funny and also awesome. I like appealing to the guys but it’s really important to me to impress the women in the audience too. I try to be as powerful and creative as I can onstage and hopefully people are entertained or see themselves in me or both.

AE: What kinds of things are you writing and singing about?
HP:
I’m inspired by movies and books mostly, then the city and my own life. I’m not someone who writes terribly confessional lyrics, I prefer to sort of fantasize a scenario and write about that.

AE: Do you ever think that you will just one day start trying to make your fantasies a reality and write about that?
HP:
Who knows? After this interview runs, maybe I’ll get some offers!

AE: Ha! See, I knew you were a slut!
HP:
Bite your tongue!

Check out Hesta Prynn’s European tour dates with Tegan and Sara at her MySpace page and listen to a new track from her upcoming album below.

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