Wed, 10 Jul 2013 15:43:00
Rock 'n' roll hasn't been sexy in a long time. Then Bree came along. This fiery Nashville-based redhead seduces with her sultry and soulful voice and slings a Gibson Flying V with no inhibitions and a whole lot of incendiary talent. She's truly bringing sexy back, and she can shred too!
In this exclusive interview with ARTISTdirect.com editor in chief Rick Florino, Bree talks her debut album All American Girl [iTunes link] and so much more.
What ties the record together for you?
They're all good songs. When you have an album with all good songs, you're going to stick with it. Personally, I love every song on my album. I don't have a favorite. Every time I play them, they turn me on. I get my rocks off on it. It's sexual. If there's a theme, it's my personality and my sexuality. It's all drawn together. You can hear it. Like, "Nothing But Trouble" is me. It's a conglomerate of things that have happened to me. It's a fantasy song.
What's the story behind "Not Today"?
I was around this person who was bringing all of this negativity around. I was trying to write a song, and they were coming around being all negative. I was sitting on the couch, and I actually said the words, "Hold up, I need an umbrella because you're raining on my parade" [Laughs]. I was pitching a fit, but it sounded pretty cool. I started writing a song that says I'm going to have a great day and not let what you're doing affect me.
Where did "Forbidden Fruit" come from?
"Forbidden Fruit" is a really fun song. It's about this crazy night I had in Toronto. Afterwards, I just had to write a song about it.
How closely entwined are playing guitar and singing?
If I were to sing without my guitar, I'd feel naked and completely exposed. That thing is my axe. It's like I'm going into battle. It makes me feel comfortable going on stage. It feels right and natural.
If you were to compare your album to a movie or a combination of movies, what would you compare it to?
I'd just be happy if somebody put my songs in a movie—any movie [Laughs]. That's such an interesting question, and I love it. It'd have to be a really sexy movie and probably a timepiece from the fifties.
What do you like about that era?
I liked that the music was melodic, danceable, simple, and honest. It was almost innocent in the fifties. In the seventies, it was full-on liberated rock 'n' roll. I really love both of those eras.
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