SONG PREMIERE: STACEY- “First Move”
Photos + Story Kristy Benjamin
Thanks! I do this as an exercise to learn & break out of my own writing habits or if I’m feeling creatively blocked. I think whether or not it comes naturally really depends on a combination of the song & my headspace. Either way, I definitely enjoy trying to come up with a distorted refraction of the song. My favorite covers are ones that totally flip the original on its head & can bring a new perspective to the listener.
Hm! I still like performing the Build Me Up Buttercup cover I put out last year. But also anything on Tapestry by Carole King is my go to in terms of just singing loud & proud at home (she’s my all time hero & those songs are perfect).
My vintage obsession is something that is purely instinctual and I’m not sure where it came from! Finding elaborate & unique pieces (of clothing or furniture) gives me a very real high. If my brain says some combination of “my god / it’s gorgeous / I must have this”… I usually give in. Thanks to the fine folks at VISA!
Hmmm. Any time in the 20s-70s is fair game. If I could, I’d probably take from the closets of Jane Birkin, Stevie Nicks, Elizabeth Taylor, Audrey Hepburn, Brigitte Bardot, Marilyn of course, the classics.