This writer, performer, poet and artist has no restrictions when it comes to creativity. Her first single ‘Last Supper’ coincides with a clothing collection and photography book. So remember not to turn the light on because you never know what you’ll find in the dark…
Interview Meikee Magnetic
Where were you born and where are you now?
I often feel like I was born in an alternative dimension, like I’m not for this world, like I don’t properly fit. Right now my head is in the clouds, seeking to create a dimension far more enchanting what we have all come to accept as reality. A planet where visuals and words are like giant storybooks and I’m just floating whimsically between them with no thought or agenda.
Tell us about this project and all that it entails:
Predominantly I am a performer and a writer, I have just tried to create my own world where creatively I’m unrestricted. I have just released my first single Last Supper and alongside it I created a clothing collection, and a photography book. The clothing features lyrics from the single and the photography book is comprised of stills from the music video.
What was your concept behind your video ‘Last Supper’?
Death, the final curtain behind any last endeavor. Re-birth, turning the tables on what we accept as normal, the abuse of power. The notion of consequence and how it affects how we lead our lives, and if it’s taken away do we descend into what is classed as immorality. The notion of what’s important, what is valued and what consumes us.
We’d like to know more about the Brocarde Collection, what type of fashion is it?
I’ve always designed clothing, but I wanted a closer connection between who I am as an artist and who I am as a designer. I write poetry and lyrics constantly and in those moments when I’m not in the studio I needed another outlet, so putting my words onto clothing felt obvious. I feel with fashion and popular culture there is mirroring and trends, things come and go, it’s fleeting, people follow, and the industry thrives on reproducing and imitating. The one thing I felt couldn’t be imitated is my words and how I feel, they can be identified with but I like the notion that they could never be taken away from me. Aesthetically, the clothing is quite dark, vintage inspired by Victorian references, but everything centers around the words and the embroidered stitches tell the story.
How has the response been for your debut single?
I always get marmite rammed down my throat, not literally, but from the perspective that people either love or hate what I do. I’m not a fan of indifference, but if you think too hard about a reaction or response it incapacitates your ability to do anything. I try to just be who I am, do what I do, create what I want, regardless of how it’s received and I think that’s a good way to live life, otherwise you become crippled with insecurity and opinions and that affects your ability to make pure, uncompromised decisions.
Any special message to our Dark Beauty readers?
Never turn the light on. Always have the courage to be who you are, be uncompromised in your thoughts and beliefs and never forget to seek beauty in the darkest of places.
To take over the world, one word at a time…
What does Dark Beauty mean to you?
Finding beauty in darkness, being summoned to an underworld that exists due to its imperfections. Capturing moments that not all can see, but moments that are breathing life into many.