A Conversation with Jenny Lee from Warpaint
May 18 2017

A Conversation with Jenny Lee from Warpaint

By: Landon Murray

Hey guys, welcome to Atlanta. We’re here talking to bands performing at this weekend’s Shaky Knees Music Festival. I’m fortunate enough to be speaking with a member of Warpaint, so why don’t we get started?

Where Y’at: Hey, how’s your day going? Why don’t you introduce yourself and tell us what you play?

Jenny Lee: Hey everyone, I’m Jenny Lee, and I play bass for Warpaint.


WY: Ok great, well thanks for speaking with us. What artists, whether musical or not, have inspired you most to create?

JL: Wow, that's an interesting question—or, it’s just never been asked like that before. There wasn’t necessarily a band that wanted me or that got me into playing. It wasn’t that I wanted to be in a band and play music, but I grew up dancing, so I basically just wanted something to dance to.


WY: If you could play a show anywhere in the known galaxy, where would it be and why?

JL: Hmm, if I could play anywhere … I’m trying to think of where I haven’t been ... I think it would be cool, at some point in time, to play underwater.


WY: What’s the hardest part of building your brand, that people outside of the music industry might not be aware of?

JL: I think just reaching the masses, and getting stuff out there. I don’t know, it seems like it wouldn’t be that difficult, because of how much music is out there, but…

WY: It’s easier, also.

JL: It is easier, but there’s a lot more going on in this world, so it’s harder to stand out...

WY: You don’t want to be too obvious, but you also want to make sure you stand out?

JL: Yes! Exactly!


WY: If you could play with any two bands, who would they be and why?

JL: I think it would be really cool to tour with Fugazi, even though that’ll never happen. And my second one: Madonna.

WY: That would be insane!

JL: Yeah. Well, both of those are just so opposite of each other that it would definitely be a show!


WY: You come home late at night and have to make food that will bring you back from Drunksville, what do you make?

JL: It really just depends on what I have on hand, because—since it would be late—I’d be tired and hungry, so it has to be easy. I’d probably do ramen. I eat it all the time and it’s easy to do. So yeah, ramen.

WY: If you literally had to wear war paint, what would it look like and represent?

JL: I think just two small glitter circles on my eyes. I wear that every day anyway, so yes, two eye things.

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