Most brothers and sisters just argue and occasionally throw stuff at each other. Not Jax and Seth Anderson (a.k.a. Syblyng). Together, they form Flint Eastwood. Their video for ‘Monster’ is out now, and frontwoman Jax is preparing for a US headline tour that hits more states than you could imagine so be sure to check them out. We were lucky enough to grab her with in a rare free moment for a quick chat…
You’ve performed all over, is there any city or venue that sticks out in your mind? Whether it is because of the crowd or the feel of the venue?
I always love playing Montreal. The city is always so mysteriously beautiful to me.
‘Queen’ is such a powerful song with strong words calling out how normalized sexism has become. Though you wrote it over a year ago, do you feel as though things have changed for you in that aspect?
I feel they haven’t changed much – I wrote the song about being asked what it’s like to be a woman in music & my response being that I’m a boss who doesn’t feel any different. I still am the boss of my art & always will be.
What advice would you give young aspiring artists? Would you give a young boy or a young girl the same advice?
The best advice I’ve ever received is to work my ass off & always be nice to people, no matter what.
Do you have any pre-show rituals?
I like to hug my players & remind them what Flint Eastwood exists for: to help people forget their worries & encourage people to be themselves by being our truest versions of us.
What’s inspired you throughout the years in developing your sound and image?
Life as a whole in every way has always inspired my art. I try to find inspiration in everything.
On the ‘Broke Royalty EP’ you collaborated with Tunde Olaniran and GRiZ, what’s your favorite part of getting to create with another artist?
It was great! My writing style is that I’m constantly collaborating with people – some of it gets released, some doesn’t. I try to work with as many different artists as possible.
You have such a busy schedule, constantly traveling to different cities. What keeps your energy up during a performance and even before the show?
Hydration – it’s paramount.
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