Jehnny Beth on the Power of Imagination and the Inspiration of Karen O

Season 3 | Episode 21
55m | Jun 24, 2020

On this week's episode, we're joined by the inimitable, the powerful Jehnny Beth. There are incredibly few performers with Jehnny's intensity, including in her time as the vocalist for post-punk band Savages. Seeing her walk across the outstretched hands of the fans at the front of the crowd is a serious wow moment. That energy has not been contained only in Savages, as Jehnny has also acted, hosted radio and TV shows, and has an upcoming book about sexual liberation and transgression, which was produced with her partner Johnny Hostile.

This month, Jehnny released her first album under her own name, To Love Is To Live. Rather than a solo album, she has dubbed it a "personal album." Thanks in part to her collaborative process with artists such as The XX’s Romy Madley Croft and Flood, To Love Is To Live is a triumph, Jehnny's voice honed to an incredibly fine point that she wields with curiosity and passion.

In this chat, Lior Phillips speaks with Jehnny about the album's origins, her earliest performance experiences, and so much more.

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