Death Hags Fills The Darkenin Heart Questionnaire

Darkenin Heart

What do you consider to be the darkest piece of music you’ve ever heard?
There’s a little-known Swedish artist that I like called Stina Nordenstam. She sounds a bit like Nicole Dollanganger. Her songs are pretty but I find them completely heartbreaking. Two in particular called The Man with the Gun and Everyone Else in the World.

How would you characterize your own music?
Something that is both familiar and hard to categorize.

What are your musical aspirations?
I’d like to be a spiritual guide more than a musician, or a prism that reflects the beauty of the world. Writing songs and music is how I make sense of life and if I can help other people make sense of their own life or expand their mind, that would be ideal.

What are your main musical inspirations?
There are many people I admire but I’m not sure they inspire my own music. I tend to get obsessed with songs more than artists. A few years ago I got obsessed with the song One Rizla by Shame. I heard it on BBC radio while driving in England and I bought it - listened to it over and over for days. It’s such a well-crafted song. Someone compared me to Coil recently, that was pretty awesome. And I do have a Buzzcocks sticker on my guitar so maybe I’m Coil meets Buzzcocks, with a splash of West Coast/French psychedelia? My favorite artists tend to be British so I guess you could say England is my main musical inspiration.

What are your main goals in life?
To know the unknown, be in touch with the unseen and live a life of wonder.

What motivates you to create?
A visceral need for constant adventure and discovery.

Are you more of an early bird or a night owl?
Both, which is a lifelong dilemma. I love being up very late and very early. I absolutely hate afternoons.

Besides music, what other art forms would you like to explore?
Visual arts, literature, digital fashion. I would also like to explore the connection between some of my other practices, for instance the connection between herbalism and astrology.

Which is the very first record that had a big impact on you?
When I was little, one of my best friends was a Cure fan and in the bus to school we would listen to a “best of” she had done of her favorite Cure songs. There was one called Charlotte Sometimes that I always asked her to play over and over because I thought there was a secret message hidden in that song. (I still do).

What is the best decade for music?
I’m going to be a smart ass and say the 2020s because the future is always better.

What do your future plans include?
Keep working on my 7-album Big Grey Sun project. I’m finishing album #4 and after that I need to take a break to study and expand for future albums. I’m also working on a book soundtrack, which I’m very excited about.

Big Grey Sun #4 releases in 2022

Death Hags
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