ROXY EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW
WITH LINDA PERRY OF DEEP DARK ROBOT
By: Brent X Mendoza
Thursday, April 21 songstress and superscribe Linda Perry will take the stage fronting her new project Deep Dark Robot. Perhaps best known to the public as the dreadlocked, top hat wearing, vocalist from 90’s alt rock band 4 Non Blondes; industry insiders recognize her as a top songwriter and producer who has penned hits for multiplatinum artists such as Christina Aguilera, Pink, Gwen Stefani, and many others. See what surprises Perry has in store for fans and music lovers alike with this rockin’, bold new musical incarnation.
People primarily know you from your song writing and as the front woman for 4 Non Blondes. What do fans need to know about this new project Deep Dark Robot?
People should know that DDR is raw; the experience is in the emotion. Every song doesn’t need to be a guided tour. You just have to break away and explore this one on your own.
Speaking of robots, Transformers or Voltron?
Autobots & Decepticons, hello do you need to ask?
How do you decide which songs to keep for your own and which ones to shop to other artists to record?
I don’t shop songs…
What artist would you love to collaborate/write with that you haven’t worked with already?
Bat for Lashes, Cat Power, Radiohead, Madonna, Lou Reed, Robert Plant, oh and Jesus Christ!
Putting on your “A&R hat”, which currently lesser known artists are on the fast track to stardom?
Deep Dark Robot
How does one write a “hit” song? How do you strike a balance between artistic and commercial success? What tips do you have for budding song writers?
Thinking is a buzz killer. I just write songs.
What was the last great show you attended at The Roxy Theatre
Bigelf fucking killed it!
KROQ Locals Only presents Deep Dark Robot at The Roxy Theatre this Thursday, April 21. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets will be available at The Roxy box office.