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Ladyhawke: "I just couldn't handle music anymore."
The indie pop princess talks her most personal lyrics yet and the reason for the four-year wait for new material in the new issue of Hot Press.
The Hot Press Newsdesk, 27 Jun 2012
With second album Anxiety due this month, Phillipa Brown – aka Ladyhawke – caught up with Edwin McFee to do a little bit of explaining.
"The plan was to release the record last October but the mixes and stuff weren't right and we had to go back to square one and I remember thinking. 'Shit it's been so long now...' The whole industry has changed so much in that time... It'll definitely be a weight off my shoulders once the record is released."
Some fans may be less than happy with the wait but the star said some time away was something she needed.
"I was really tired, so I took six months off. I definitely needed time to recharge. I was exhausted physically and mentally and I just couldn't handle music anymore and that was strange for me."
And it seems the break may have done her good with the new album seeing her make a change toward more confessional lyrics.
"I did have second thoughts about putting some of those lyrics out there."
"I thought, 'Aw no, it's too personal, people are probably going to ask me about it'."
Pick up the new issue tomorrow to read the full interview.