Interview with Sleater-Kinney


Little Rope: A slight change in the formula that leads you to connect with the deepest part of your soul.

After 30 years of career, Sleater-Kinney presented his 11th studio album Little Rope. A material that takes us on a modern rock journey with an infusion of sentimentality and honesty. In Indie Rocks! we talk with Corin and Carrie about this new step in his career.

We change all the time, but we always return to our bases which is Corin and I was singing and playing the guitar,” he explained. Carrie.

Corin and Carrie They seem like sisters separated at birth, they are the piece that the other needed to take that next step. Over the years they have overcome trials, but perhaps the strongest of them, an unfortunate accident that took the life of the family. Brownstein. However Little Rope It continued standing, but with a different course than what was planned.

“Music is the natural place for our emotions, no matter what kind of music it is. It is a very human way of expressing ourselves and it is an immediate connection with other people, so that leads you to write about people’s stories or what you are experiencing in those moments and when you share it with other people, you are actually getting rid of a burden. ”he commented Corin.

We don’t try to find the best idea, in the end it’s the most compelling thing we think people want to listen to and make a complete album that tells a story and takes you on a journey,” he concluded. Corin.

When having the idea for an album or a song, not everything can be happiness. No matter how many years you have been in the industry and you have created the perfect formula, there will be times when you need a break and clear your mind to come up with the right song.

Change takes the listener to a different place, so you value reworking something and that’s part of the process when you’re in the studio,” he said. Corin.

“Every song has an obstacle, but for me ‘Say It Like I Mean It’ It was difficult because I already had the melody and the lyrics, but when I got to the studio to sing it, John I was listening to it and he told me ‘I think we don’t have it vocally.’ It’s not exactly what you want to hear when you’re working, but sometimes it happens. The next day I arrived, I sang it differently and it stuck, it’s part of trusting the collaborators you are working with.”

It is not up to us to pre-write what people should hear. Songs find people whether the time is right or not. “I don’t get frustrated if the songs don’t touch people’s hearts,” he explained. Carrie.

Besides, Carrie He tells us his experience. “Because of the place I was in emotionally, it was difficult to sing some of the songs in the studio, so I recorded some of them later at home because they felt very vulnerable. The guitars, no. When I’m in the studio I feel at home and I like to hunt and find the perfect distortion tone with John“It’s like playing.”

Listen to the new album Sleater-Kinney, Little Ropewhile we hope they can return to Mexico in the near future.


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