The first song I remember hearing
Nina Simone – ‘To Be Young, Gifted And Black’
“She really intrigued me because when I heard her, I couldn’t tell whether she was a man or a woman. And even when I looked at the jacket of the album, I still couldn’t tell. I was very attracted to that and I remember it was the first time I felt that way about a singer. I can still picture the jacket now: she’s sitting at the piano, all covered in gold like the queen that she is.”
The first song I fell in love with
Le Tigre – ‘Deceptacon’
“I remember putting on the first Le Tigre album at a friend’s house when I was about 14 or 15 and this song literally blew my mind….