- 31 May 18
She may be performing with Warpaint at Forbidden Fruit this June, but Theresa Wayman has also just released her debut album Lovelaws, under the moniker of TT. She talks to Peter McGoran about balancing life in an indie rock band with a solo career.
Theresa Wayman will surely be the first to admit that she’s mastered the art of multi-tasking. A musician and actress; a solo artist and a band member; a mother and a world tourer – there’s always more than one ball being juggled in Theresa Wayman’s life.
So when Hot Press gets a chance to speak to the singer, the conversation is never going to be about just one project. She’s in town to promote her solo album Lovelaws, a gorgeously offbeat trip-hop record. Despite her band being revered as one of the most original around, Wayman’s restless creative streak has always prompted her to seek out fresh artistic terrain.
“I just knew I would’ve woken up one day as a grumpy old person if I didn’t do this for myself,” she says of her solo debut, Lovelaws. “I was just collecting lyrics about my experiences and trying to understand myself better. My situation is that I’m a mother, I travel a lot, and I’m not home as much as I’d like to be sometimes – which means it can be hard to meet people romantically. I mean, meeting people is easier and more exciting, but actually staying in relationships is… it doesn’t really work.