Do you remember that band called Northern State? It’s only been three years since their last record — excuse me, their final record — Can I Keep This Pen, was released. I highly doubt that in that short amount of time you could have forgotten about the white girl rap trio from Long Island who were signed to Columbia Records and gained media acclaim from the likes of Rolling Stone.
Yep, that’s the one! The little band that coulda, woulda shoulda been the next Beastie Boys (Girls) but weren’t. Hey now, that doesn’t mean the music wasn’t awesome or that they didn’t have it in them, it just means it didn’t happen. You know what, s–t happens and we move on — and that’s just what Julie Potash aka Hesta Prynn has done, moved on.
Recently picked as the New York Post’s artist to watch in 2010, Hesta Prynn has been working in the studio on her first full-length solo record. She is a woman with a mission, and trust me when I say there really is no stopping this fast talkin’, loud singing, hot dancing vamp.
Her solo music is very different from Northern State. Taking a leave of absence from hip-hop, her new sound is more electro with pop-punk thrown in for good measure. Hesta recently talked with us working on her solo debut and her new tour with Tegan and Sara.
AfterEllen.com: When are you going to finish your new record?
AE: What can we expect, how many tracks? Any cool collaborations?
AE: What has Sara Quin’s involvement with the record been?