Seven Questions In Heaven With Seasick Mama

Dead Like Money, the debut EP from Seasick Mama, will be released on February 19th. Today, we're spending Seven Questions in Heaven with Seasick Mama.

Describe your music for our readers who may not be familiar with you.
I am about to release my very first record, Dead Like Money, a seven-song EP produced by Mark Turrigiano. The music has some heavy influences from the '80s post punk and krautrock era mixed with a splash of pop vibes.

Who are your musical influences and idols?
My influences keep changing everyday. When I was writing Dead Like Money, my influences were ESG, Talking Heads, The Cure, and Liquid Liquid to name a few. Now, as I am making way into new genres, I am listening to a lot of Little Dragon and Kendrick Lamar. I admire them as lyricists. I want to be a better writer. Relate to people on the most sincere and deepest level.

What was the first album, cassette, or CD you bought with your own money?
I answered this question before for another interview. It was a Notorious B.I.G. album. Can't remember which one. Cassette. I opened the plastic and I remember someone yelling at me that it will loose value someday.

Your cover of Frank Ocean's "Lost" is incredible. What led you to cover that particular song?
It was a collaboration with the band Walking Shapes. The only real reason was that I was obsessing over Frank. This song just struck me. Chasing dreams, and playing the part. And it's sung to a woman. I wanted to sing to a woman because I know so many ladies that this song is for.

Looking through your website and Facebook, it looks like you do a lot of modelling. Which do you prefer: modeling or music?
Next question.

Your debut EP, Dead Like Money, hits the street on February 19th. Scenario: your favorite rock magazine or website reviews Dead Like Money and loves it. How do they describe it in six words or less?
Breath of fresh air.

You're the opening act of a music festival. You can get any five artists, living or dead, to perform on the bill with you. Which five do you choose and what song do you all perform as the final jam?
Fallulah, Little Dragon, Kimbra, Lykke Li, and Joanna Newsome.  We would all perform "Backseat Freestyle" by Kendrick Lamar.

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