Tenebrous' Special Indigo Interview
Mistress LC Harrison: What Inspired
"Run Zombie Run?"
Indigo: "I was exploring an online creative writing class for
writing paranormal fiction, and the first prompt asked us to create a list of aspects of the paranormal that we find at least
remotely plausible and a list for the “completely ridiculous.” I have a wide potential for belief in things odd
and unseen, so the ridiculous list was difficult for me to conjure up, but I chose zombies because it’s probably one
of my least favorite subjects to explore in the paranormal realm.
I actually struggled
with writing the assignment, but later that week, I was playing a chord progression that felt a bit eerie. 'Fear is growing
colder and gripping each bit of my spine,' came to mind. Then the prompt of trying to write about zombies surfaced,
and I decided to take the challenge from the novel writing arena to song writing.
I asked myself, how would
it feel if you actually came face to face with a zombie? Try to put yourself in that place. Would you be afraid? Would
you stand your ground? Would you run?
I saw a vision like a short film play through my mind of me standing in boots
in a dusty lot facing a single creature, as more and more came to join him. It was all in slow-motion, and we were all just
standing there looking at one another, unsure of what was coming next.
The song developed as a reflection of
this moment, myself there frozen facing something I usually consider fearful. I observed this creature—noting it’s
'rancid skin,' its single-minded existence, its apathetic state—and compared it to the contrasting state that a human
could exist in —passionate, creative, strong, diverse, curious.
The chorus became a discussion of the duality
of passion and apathy, creation and destruction, fear and love, not trying to obliterate either side of the spectrum, but
just noticing the varied expression of existence."
Mistress LC Harrison: How would you describe your music?
Indigo: "My music is rooted in rock n’ roll, but studying
classical music and dabbling in the world of jazz definitely had a large influence on the forms, melodies, and harmonies I
explore. I enjoy creating alluring and dreamy vocals, inspired by female vocalists like Stevie Nicks, Lana del Rey, and Florence
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