Get To Know LESS KILLJOY- The Vibrant Genre-Less Artist Who Just Dropped Her Latest Album, Pink Grenade, This Month
You can expect an overload of honesty from LESS KILLJOY as she unveils her latest.
Authentic and unique aritst LESS KILLJOY is breaking down music barriers by experimenting with multiple genres at once. From her single, My Parade, to her latest album, Pink Grenade, she never fails to entertain listeners. Her latest single, SAD GIRL SUBURBIA comes tearing out of the speakers with a bratty boisterous vocal energy, grunge guitars, and in-your-face drums.
Through sharing her experience within her music, LESS KILLJOY hopes to build a community of people who feel safe around one another, despite their race, gender, sexuality, age, or socioeconomic status, her raw honesty and passion for inclusivity makes her one to watch. Stay tuned for a steady roll out of music and carefully crafted visuals. PINK GRENADE EP DECEMBER 2ND 2022.
We had the chance to interview LESS KILLJOY and get the inside scoop on her creative process, latest single, and motivations.
Tell us a little bit about yourself:
Hi! I’m LESS KILLJOY- I grew up obsessing over bands like No doubt, Nirvana, Paramore, The 1975… I like to think I live in a genreless world in my head.
Where is home?
How did you develop the name “LESS KILLJOY”?
My family and friends have been calling me ‘LESS’ since I was born, and ‘KILLJOY’ is just another way of saying ‘buzz-kill’ haha! In the past, and even now, I’ve been pretty sensitive and kind of an emo kid, and I wanted to embrace it- what better way than to make it my artist name!
What was the defining moment you realized you wanted to make music?
I remember turning five and someone asking “what do you want to do when you grow up” my immediate response was “be a singer”
I don’t think my five-year-old self knew that’s what I’d actually be doing now! So rad!
What was your creative process for your recent single “SAD GIRL SUBURBIA” like? What inspired the beat and lyrics of the song?
I’ve always been a black sheep. I grew up in the suburbs and never really felt like I belonged in that environment. I always felt judged by the people around me, never feeling like I fit in. It’s all a bit teenage Angsty and I had a lot of that pent-up. SAD GIRL SUBURBIA was just a way to release all of that energy into something constructive.
How has your style changed since you started making music?
Dude!! I used to be all over the place lol because I love all types of music, I would literally write in all styles and didn’t really know who I was, which is cool but as an artist now, I feel like I have more focus.
What artists would you love to collaborate with and why?
I’d really love to collab with Junior Varsity, Jean Dawson, and Deb Never. Also, it’s always been a dream of mine to work with Paramore!
As an emerging artist today, what are some of the challenges you face?
I feel like there’s so much pressure on artists to do it all, you have to be an artist, a songwriter, a marketing guru, a social media guru, a content creator, photographer, etc. It can all get overwhelming! But I try and remind myself to remember why I do this, because it’s fun and it feels good, so, I focus on one task at a time, it makes it less stressful!
What’s something people would be surprised to learn about you?
The Fox Magazine is all about inspiration, what/who inspires you the most?
Going to shows, being surrounded by good people, and my mom.
What motto, quote, or words to live by do you use to stay motivated when you aren’t feeling inspired?
It’s me vs me. Competition doesn’t exist outside of myself. Beat who you were yesterday and don’t waste your time comparing yourself to others. Don’t look sideways!
and of course, “Don’t mistake kindness for weakness”.
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