Thursday, June 11, 2015

Interview at The Vancouver Sun

New interview at The Vancouver Sun. An excerpt:

Q: Going back to something you had said prior, about pulling back the instrumentation in Miniskirt, that you wanted the lyrics heard, that is one of the other big changes in this record, is that you’re singing, Raph. Before, your voice was always part of the instrumentation, but it seems like your voice steps out more.

Raphaelle: That was something we really wanted to do with this record. We were inspired by a lot of singer-songwriters, particularly Joni Mitchell and Sarah McLachlan and Alanis Morissette and even Katy Perry. (Laughs.) ... Just that upfront and forwardness of the vocals was something really, really exciting to us. And I was really proud of a lot of the words I was writing, so I wanted them to be heard and everyone else did. It was like a “no hide” kind of record. All of the parts are quite exposed — the piano is exposed, the drums are exposed. Everything is, “This is what it is, so this is what it is.”

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