Hey TWIST Girls!
We just chatted with singer-songwriter V.V. Brown! We had SO much fun talking to her as she dished some cool info about her music. She spilled to TWIST all about her upcoming album, writing music, and her next project! Click HERE for our exclusive interview with V.V! Will you go buy her new album Lollipops & Politics, out this summer? Tell us below in the comments!
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TWIST: Can you tell us about your new album, Lollipops & Politics? V.V: My favorite song on the album is a song called "Like Fire." It's a very passionate song about love. My other favorite song is called "Red Balloon." Just generally, the album is a great process where I got to experiment with and work and learn from a lot of new writers and new producers--I hadn't really collaborated a lot with the first record so it was a really great way to learn and evolve as an artist. I particularly like these songs because I think they reflect the real sense of grace in me as a person and as a musician.
T: Who are some of your musical influences? V.V: I love lots of different kinds of music from Cyndi Lauper to BeyoncÃ©. I have this tendency to love lots of different styles. I make my mind up about a song or type of music just based on how it makes me feel in that moment. It's just kind of good or bad based on any genre. I'm a huge fan of strong women in music. I guess I gravitate towards Blondie and Cyndi Lauper--kind of those feminist, empowering musicians.
T: What is your writing process like? Where do you draw most of your inspiration from? V.V: I get inspired by lots of different things. It can range from love, [and adventure], I love the idea of fantasy and I like to play with contradictions--I love writing lyrics about things that are happy with sad melodies. I like that sort of strange mix. I think this album is very much an album of empowerment and I was very much into a lot of political things and reading a lot of books.
T: Lastly, what can fans expect from you in the future? V.V: I'll hopefully be touring again around March and April. We'll be at South by Southwest. I hope to evolve as an artist--I especially love fashion so I'm having my own new business that launched in January called www.vvvintage.com. I also hope to be generally promoting my album and growing as a musician. It's funny when you're in this sort of career, every day you don't know where you're going to be or what you're going to do, but I just hope whatever I'm doing in the future it will always be creative.
T: That's great! Thanks so much for talking to us V.V! V.V: Thank you TWIST!