Thankfully Lindsey Bitson does keep her music to herself. An exciting 8 track debut album. Fresh, dreamy and emotional. Read our discussion with the artist below.
Describe your sound in three words?
Ohhhh god sooo hard! Hmmm..Earnest? Emotive? Reflective?
Yeah. Those will do.
Tell us a few things about your song ‘Myself’ and your debut album ‘Bathing in Yesterday’s Fires’.
Myself is sort of this almost ignorantly optimistic ending to the emotional mess in the previous songs. I spent so long looking for comfort and validation from others (and drugs) that when I started to find it from within, it was SO exciting. The song came at a time when I started feeling liberated from the prison of my mind. I like how it functions as a sort of palate cleanser at the end of a pretty dramatic album.
Which of these 8 songs represents you the most?
Oooh that’s tough! I made the choice to put out an album instead of a bunch of singles (like most new artists do) because the songs work best together. They tell a powerful story as a whole, but they fall flat for me when looking at them individually. So to answer your question.. all of them? Heh.
What comes first in your music? Lyrics or music? Tell us a few things about your creative process.
Almost every time, it starts with me just feeling like a song is coming on. I’ll sit down with my guitar and mess around with chords until I find the right ones. Sometimes I’ll just cry and and play two chords until I figure out what I’m trying to say. I’m a VERY dramatic bitch 🖤. Songwriting has always been a medium for me to address the issues I’ve been avoiding.
For which lyric you are most proud of?
I’ve sat with this album so long, I’m honestly a little sick of all of my lyrics. “I’m just fool’s gold at the bottom of the lake” (from “Wash”) though… oof. That one always hits me hard.
Is Spotify the music industry’s new Gatekeepers?
UMMM YES. Don’t tell them I said that though because I want them to LET. ME. IN. I cry at least once a week over the state of the industry. It feels like a losing game sometimes and I often wonder if maybe my music is shit and thats why I’m not being let in. But I just choose to push myself more in the times of self-doubt and fear because I LOVEEEE making music and its worth the absolute despair I feel sometimes.
Do you have an artist that you would describe as a hidden gem that we should know about?
“Mini Trees” is the reason I recorded with producer Jon Joseph. Her shit is amazing and anything produced by Jon is absolutely delectable. chef’s kiss
Favorite series you watched during the quarantine?
I exclusively comfort-watched old episodes”community” during the pandemic because my sensitive little ass really didn’t have the capacity to take on new shows at the time.
Are you a dog or a cat person?
I have a husky and she is my number one bitch and the love of my life so I’m sorry all you cat people out there but I’m going to have to say dog 🐕
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