Lydia Loveless Changes Things Up For New Album
"I just wanted to make an album that sounded like, not a diary by a whiney girl, but just something open and sort of pulsing," she explained. "Like when I was writing it and still when I play the songs, I feel sort of cut open. I wanted to get that across without sounding too girly or me talking about my period."
With her previous two releases-2010′s The Only Man and 2012′s Indestructible Machine-Loveless said that she didn't have much of a female audience, even though she was writing about very feminine topics. Instead her bourbon-soaked brand of alt-country was attracting a lot of middle-aged men who were misinterpreting the message.
"I feel like I'm being extremely feminine, but [men] hear it and go, 'Oh, she's really manly' and 'She'll kick your ass,'" Loveless explained. "But no, I'm being extremely girly right now, talking about my feelings, but I happen to be really intense or upset about something. Men take that as sort of threatening." Not that this is such a bad thing in Loveless' book. "I like that being really feminine is threatening and scary," she says with a raspy laugh that makes you feel like she might not kick your ass, but she definitely could. more on this story
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