The mercurial Randi Russo took time out from her hectic schedule to discuss cynicism, poetry, to define and nail down the anti folk genre and music in general. The New Yorker motivation and inspiration for her latest album: ‘Solar Bipolar’ (out on Olive Juice Records), and answers each question with an openness that is reflected in her music.
Q. Describe your year so far? What have you been doing and what are your plans for the rest of it? Any plans to come to the UK in the near future?
A. My year so far has been kind of slow. Like most people, I have years that are really active and ones that are less exciting. This year was the latter of the two. The only thing that was really exciting was my tour to the UK and Paris this past April. I was received so warmly in Europe, and I would welcome that feeling again. I wanted to go back to the UK this Fall, but I'll be recording my next record then, and for financial reasons, I can't do both. Besides, when I record, I like to stay focused -- and that means working on it consistently, not taking breaks to go abroad. But, I do hope to tour the UK again in the Spring... maybe in March. I should have my new album out by then.
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