Loading...

Emilie Autumn Will Not Be Pacified; Fight Like A Girl Comes Out Today

Comments (0)

By

Tue, Jul 24, 2012 at 4:05 AM

click to enlarge emilie_autumn_2.jpg
See also: We Try to Get Metalocalypse's Brendon Small to Do the Skwisgaar Voice

Emilie Autumn's website describes her as "famously bipolar." In 2004, she was hospitalized after a suicide attempt. The experience inspired her to pen a five-pound tome, The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls, now the basis of her new pop/industrial record Fight Like a Girl. A former violin prodigy and member of Courtney Love's backup band, Autumn composed, sang, played and produced every note of the album, which drops today.

(And here's a fun bit of gossip: The only other person who worked on the record was Swiss metal guru Ulrich Wild, who mixed and mastered it. Autumn met Wild when she was living with — as in, dating — Metalocalypse creator Brendon Small in 2006.)

Originally from Los Angeles, Autumn was here putting the finishing touches on the record — and we're the first to hear and talk with her about it.

During your shows, do you really throw tea on the audience? Or is it "tea" in quotations?

It used to be "tea" in quotations ... prior to maybe a year and a half ago. It wasn't because of an alcohol thing — like we want to get the audience drunk.

My manager started reading the fan forums. ... She saw that a couple underage kids were saying that they weren't allowed to get tickets to my new tour because, when they had gone to the last one, and they had been in the first three rows ... their parents got upset because they came home smelling like whatever was in the teapot!

We hear you have plans to turn your album into a musical in London by 2014.

That's exactly right! What is on the FLAG record is certainly not by any means the complete musical, but most of the material that is on there is in this three-hour-long, cast-of-forty-people musical. And so, on the FLAG record, I'm singing a few songs that other characters are supposed to be singing.

Your lyrics talk about "eradicating the enemy." Who's the enemy?

It's this Victorian insane asylum meant to illustrate what [mental hospitals] are like today. They're not necessarily that different, in a lot of really unfortunate ways. The enemy is the staff and the doctors who run this establishment.

Related Content

Now Trending

  • Lady Casa: Queen of the Ravers

    Lady Casa is perhaps the country’s most famous raver, and something like a cult leader to her tens of thousands of fans. When the Miami native makes a pilgrimage to L.A. and hosts an event on Venice Beach the day after seeing DJ Armin van Buuren, it quickly turns into...
    2
  • Porter Robinson - Shrine Expo Hall - September 13, 2014

    Porter Robinson The Shrine Auditorium and Expo Hall September 13, 2014 It was clear from the minute his set started that Porter Robinson's performance at the Shrine was going to be more than just your typical EDM event. Robinson is on tour in support of Worlds, his first album and...
  • The Best Concerts to See in L.A. This Week

    Be sure to check out our constantly updated concert calendar! Monday, September 15 Mia Doi Todd BLUE WHALE Calling her an “L.A. singer-songwriter” doesn’t quite do the job when it comes to describing this local jewel. Mia Doi Todd is a valuable presence for her gracefully conceived, wonderfully intimate songcraft,...
Los Angeles Concert Tickets