Brooklyn all-girl group TEEN are currently touring Europe in support of their sophomore album The Way And Color. Before landing across the pond, we spoke with the band’s Teeny to discuss wanting to be a choreographer, having siblings in the group, and poems. Here’s what she had to say:
AMBY: Hey TEEN, thanks for speaking with us today. Please introduce yourselves to our readers.
TEEN: This is Teeny.
AMBY: You released your second record The Way And Color earlier this year. What’s your favorite memory from the writing or recording process?
TEEN: The quickness of how “All The Same” came together. It just happened, wish all songs could be like that.
AMBY: When it comes to the album’s title, what inspired calling it The Way And Color?
TEEN: I was reading a poem from Ursula Le Guin’s The Left Hand Of Darkness that reminded me of the idea of balance, the importance of femininity, the importance of there not being only one way of understanding.
AMBY: Which influences can be found on the LP that might not be apparent to a listener?
TEEN: I’m not sure, it seems like everyone is having a very different experience with the music, everyone hears a new influence that I wouldn’t even consider!
AMBY: Do you find the dynamics of having siblings in the band makes working together easier, or do you butt heads more often because of it?
TEEN: It has it has its benefits and its difficulties just as any other make up. The positive aspect is fights resolve quickly and there’s impenetrable trust.
AMBY: If you could trade places with any artist in the industry, who would it be?
TEEN: I don’t really wish to be anybody else. But I’d love to have an amazing lighting designer and choreographer. So I guess whoever has that…
AMBY: Outside of music, what do you all do for fun?
TEEN: Watch the World Cup, beer, wine.
AMBY: Lastly, tell us something about TEEN that nobody knows yet.
TEEN: Some things need to be left to the imagination.
Thank you TEEN, for giving us your answers!
Interview by Alicia Atout | @AliciaAtout