"I used to be a graphic artist and worked in animation. I love nature, art, traveling, new and constant stimulus. I wrote an autobiography entitled Anti Diva that's going to be a film. What's different about me is my voice, my dark sense of humour, my outrage at all the crap that's going on which I try to articulate in my music. I love performing live and I think my audience gets that," Carole Pope says.
The singer says her music is a hodgepodge of reality. "My sound is a combination of alt rock, electronica, and pop with political and sexual lyrics. My sound has changed in respect to technological changes in recording. I've evolved as an artist but haven't lost my passion and am always true to myself. If I'm on a political tangent I'll write about government, the state of the world, being exploited by the system or sexual inequality. I also write about relationships but not normal nice love songs. I usually go to the dark side but with a sense of humour. I'm a huge fan of Bjork, Radio Head, PJ Harvey, Fiona Apple, the early Stones and Beatles as well as old school R&B and gospel. The common denominator between all these artists is their innovation and passion."
Don't think she just began - Pope has been in the business a very long time. "One of my great memories was touring with David Bowie on the Serious Moonlight Tour in the eighties. It was all very surreal with private Lear Jets and traveling sushi chefs. Another would have to be performing at Reykjavik Pride. It was great to play my music for a whole new audience. Iceland is a spectacular country. I'd like to go back and explore it. I'd also like to work more in Europe. What I miss about the past is that record companies believed in artist development. Those days are gone but so are traditional record companies. The good thing is we can self release and promote our music on the Internet."
For more information, visit CarolePope.com.
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