You have a total of three singles on Bandcamp. Why did it take about a year in between singles? Cassie –There really was no timeline for our music.We didn’t have any deadlines tomeet, didn’t feel rushed, so we were able to take our time and enjoy the process.We also both work full time as well. Evan – We should also point out the pandemic size elephant in the room. Covid made it interesting for us to work together.That’s why we’re never in videos together. Plus, we were really getting to know one another musically. I think the pace of writing will pick up at this point. What triggers the start of a song? Particular emotions? Do the lyrics come first or music? Cassie –For these songs, Evan was writing all the music and I was writing the lyrics, so it was a fun way for us to each bring something different to the table and create a cohesive piece of music from two different perspectives. Evan – Right! And as far as the music goes, it’s really a matter of seeing where the music takes me. I never sit and think “OK dancey one now”or “Let’s do a slow song”. I think any time I’ve ever tried to force it like that, it’s been a total disaster. One of the songs for next year, we’re going to have Cassie write lyrics and a melody for me to write to, just to mix things up. I very much look forward to that because her strengths are very much one of the reasons I wanted to work with her in the first place. What/who do you cite as your main musical and nonmusical influences? Cassie – I love so many different styles of music and genres but for this project style, I would say I was musically influenced by acts like Bat for Lashes, Portishead and Fever Ray. I also would like to thank emotional breakdowns, love, sadness, sickness and nature. Evan – SO many but for this project I’m really leaning into my love of 80sNewWave and Techno. I was amajor Devo geek in high school and it’s one of the reasons I bought my first keyboard. However, I feel I should point to some of the newer alternative acts that are heavily synth based aswell, like Big Data, and Sir Sly.They really brought me out of a music funk and inspired me to do something like this. - 9 - www.peek-a-boo-magazine.be Can you talk about any side projects or former projects and why the motivations for She 1 Him 2 are different? Cassie – I am in a duo acoustic act called Shy Moon and have a solo project called Origami Moon. I love collaborating with othermusicians, so when Evanasked, I was excited to work with his take on goth/industrial music, which has always been close to my heart as a genre. Evan –Well the biggest act I performed with for a really long time was Lestat. That’s where I learned the skills of writing original songs and working with some really talented musicians.Then I was the front man for a really technical metal band called PKS for about 10 years. Between the two, I was able to show the world some of my darker sides, like melancholy and rage. But to me, this project is more about good, geeky fun. I very much look forward to performing this stuff live someday. What do you envision for the forthcoming months for She 1 –Him 2? Cassie – More music! Evan – Amen! More music, more videos and hopefully some live stuff in the coming years. Also, more collaborating with people I love in the scene. It’s been amazing working with Steven Siebold and having Steven Archer do the graphics for our upcoming video. Thanks for your time.These final words are yours. Evan – Thanks for the time and be on the lookout very shortly for our second single this year, Stuck Inside. I think of it as 80s techno dance music William ZIMMERMAN https://www.facebook.com/She1Him2 https://she1him2.bandcamp.com/

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