Three questions with Pieta Brown
Published on September 24th, 2013 | by Joe Lawler
Pieta Brown performs with her side project Love Over Gold at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Vaudeville Mews, 212 Fourth St.
Q: How did the Love Over Gold project with Lucie Thorne come together?
It was totally natural, I guess. That’s the best word I can think of. I met Lucie in Australia and she sent me some music awhile back. She was sort of instrumental in getting me over to Australia. Once we met we just hit it off. We became friends and I started digging into her music and became a fan. She started sending me some lyrics and melodies and it took shape from there.
Q: How did working with Lucie compare to your regular creative process?
It was different. I’ve done some co-writing with Bo Ramsey and a couple other little things, but not much. When I’m writing my own songs I’m just sort of in an altered state or something where I don’t think about it very much or pick it apart. With this, there were surprises. She would send me lyrics and as I read them I heard a whole melody like someone was singing it right in my ear. And it’s so fun to sing with someone else. I’m not a natural harmony singer, so it was fun to explore that part.
Q: Will you collaborate more with Lucie, or is this a one-time thing?
I think we’re going to continue to collaborate in one way or another. There’s some kind of real chemistry there, which is not something you come by all the time. The album coming out didn’t feel like an end. It feels like it’s a beginning.