The process was a lot slower and heavier – we had too much time.
Having too much time does not work for us.” For guitarist Theresa Wayman, this speed also meant less time for discussion and disagreement. There are no pushovers in this band but what gets old and tiring is the fight.
“The last album, we had so much time so we spent months on songs.
Even if one or two of us had our shit together, others would want to try other ideas so a song would be completely rewritten over a few songs.
“I think the anxiety was just down to the anticipation.
The album had been done for a while and I was just kind of sitting on it.
Receiving favorable reviews and charting in several countries, Lindberg's debut studio album, right on!
, was released on December 11, 2015 on Rough Trade.
As we catch up with her, the album’s been out for a little over a month and nothing of that mindset remains.
If anyone were to release a self-help book on how recording a solo album is a restorative healing process, the first thing I would tell them to do would be to speak with Jenny Lee Lindberg.
Warpaint’s bassist, temporarily operating under the moniker jennylee, spent the second half of 2015 building up to the release of debut solo album, right on!
Singing over pulsing guitar and, of course, prominent bass, she weaves both sinewy love ballads ("He Fresh," an ode to her husband, the filmmaker Chris Cunningham) and more agitated stances ("Bully," a hypothetical showdown with a stark undercurrent of vulnerability).
Solo, Lindberg has a darker, more languorous sense of melody and a low, throaty voice with a sharp, curt edge.