queen mars – S.E.X. [Interview]

Describe your sound in 3 words

Kaleidoscopic, Introspective & Naughty

Tell us a few things about your new song. What is the story behind it?

I wanted to write about the performative nature of hookup culture in a provocative way. I feel like we’re in this competition of who can care less and it’s gotten to the point where we deny ourselves emotional availability in exchange for shallow acceptance. But then we have a tendency to fabricate intimacy and while we engage in what is supposedly a meaningless experience, we romanticize it.

What first got you into music?

Having had an unstable childhood and growing up in a conservative household, music grounded me and always felt foundational. I moved around A LOT and my environment was constantly changing. Because of that, I centered my life around music and made it my home. I started writing songs when I was 8 and used that pastime as a way to engage my innermost thoughts in a creative way. For the longest time I was afraid to share what I was writing because it felt like publicly reading my diary aloud.

Self-proclaimed astrology whore. Enlighten us a bit more!

So going back to being afraid to read my diary (songs) outloud… I felt it would be much easier to be honest behind a mask. When I decided to start releasing my more vulnerable songs, I created the moniker “queen mars” mostly out of fear of my family finding my music online. I’m an Aries and my ruling planet is Mars, so that’s how I came up with the name. At the time, I didn’t really know too much about astrology but since then I’ve really dove deep into the subject. It really is interesting and so in depth, it feels bottomless. The more I learn, the more I realize I’ve only scratched the surface.

What is the biggest challenge you have faced as an artist so far?

Patience. I’ve always struggled with not receiving instant gratification but I’ve learned that this pursuit is a marathon, not a sprint.

Which book should we read while listening to your music?

My music IS the story…………………(The Art of Seduction by Robert Greene if you must)

What is the most useless talent you have?

I can rollerskate sideways!

Thank you!

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