Jessy Lanza Is The SXSW Breakout Act You Need To Know

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With festival season approaching and artists embarking on tours that will take them through the summer and beyond, we thought it would be fun to play a round of a classic road-trip game with some of our favorite musicians. This is 20 Questions, Festival Tracker style.
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Experimental pop singer Jessy Lanza is one of the most exciting voices in music right now — quite literally. Preferring to sing over Jeremy Greenspan's off-kilter beats, which she imbues with her own sultry spin, the Hamilton, Ontario-native's sound is utterly captivating. For this edition of 20 Questions, the Hyperdub artist shares her favorite road-trip album, long-drive tradition, and energy drink of choice.
Go-to fast food on tour:
"Chips."
Favorite karaoke song:
"'Don't Dream It's Over' by Crowded House."
Worst on-tour sleep situation:
"No bed sucks."
Go-to outfit for the stage:
"I'm bad at dressing myself."
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Best random on-the-road purchase:
"Fancy American smokes."
Favorite phone game:
"Bejeweled."
Venue you're most excited to play:
"Terminal 5."
Energy drink of choice:
"Coffee."
Best set you've seen lately:
"Doobie Freaks."
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Favorite album for a long drive:
"The Field — Cupid's Head."
Check out the rest of the interview ahead.
The thing you're most looking forward to at SXSW:
"Going to Texas."
Most important item to pack before going on tour:
"My passport."
Best gift from a fan:
"No presents."
Most days without showering:
"0."
Favorite road-trip game:
"Would you rather."
One thing you miss most about being home:
"I like being away from home."
Fantasy musician you'd open for:
"Vanity 6."
Favorite on-the-road tradition:
"McDonald's."
Least favorite place to drive through:
"I like most places."
If you had a band name (that wasn't yours), what would it be:
"Reverse Hooker."

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