For this edition of Seven Questions In Heaven, we're speaking with Rebecca Huston, a.k.a. Bermuda Bonnie, who just released the fantastic Drama last week on cassette tape. She spoke with us about her sound, her influences, high school drama, cassette tapes, and aliens.
Describe your music for our readers who may not be familiar with you.
Um... I wrote this on the SoundCloud page and I just love the vibe of it. Here it is: Bermuda Bonnie is that thing of when you fall asleep on a blanket in the breeze and a vivid dream takes over. You are being rescued by the guy from Princess Bride, galloping on the back of his riding horse, and ducking arrows. Then you wake to a friend passing you the pipe. You grin and take the pipe, look up the the swaying branches above you. They glow. And are like crystals, expanding in the full sun.
Who are your musical influences and idols?
Kevin Barnes of Of Montreal, The Fiery Furnaces, The Kinks, The Smiths, Passion Pit, Washed Out, Grimes, and Small Black.
What was the first album, cassette, or CD you bought with your own money?
Probably Madonna, Tom Petty, The Doors, Syd Barrett.
Your latest offering, Drama, can be downloaded from traditional outlets like Amazon and iTunes, but you are also offering it on cassette tape. Do you think cassettes are ready for a comeback?
They have come back. Weird. But fun!
Since you're the only person in your band, how do you go about reproducing your sound at live shows? Do you pare down your sound, play with a band, or use pre-programmed bits?
I have a beat track with some of the ambient synth stuff in it. Then I use a synth and add some drum stuff with a drum trigger. I like doing it this way but I do want more band members soon. I really want someone who fits the vibe and wants to play drums on the trigger/real drums and then I will focus on singing more.
A number of your songs seem to take place in the subject's high school years. Did you have a lot of drama in high school?
Doesn't everyone!? Hahahaha. Well, for some reason I am compelled to write about shit that happened to me then. Not sure if it comes across but I am usually making fun of it.
Finally, you mention aliens in several of the songs on Drama. Do you believe? Why or why not?
I totally believe. Don't know why they are mentioned exactly... maybe I am preoccupied... maybe I am an alien!
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