fc: ezra miller

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Kevin Khatchadourian from We Need to Talk about Kevin

or, The Adventures of the Absurdly Attractive Adolescent Antisocial Mass Murderer and his Mother

Sons of an Illustrious Father

Mads Jensen: Hi. This is gonna be a round of bs questions because I am seventeen-year-old senior in high school and dont have much interview experience. Okay, so did you (Josh, Lilah, & Ezra) meet?

Ezra Miller: I met Lilah in middle school. Josh fell out of a wormhole & onto a train, which then brought him to us.

MJ: What’s some cool music?

E: We love the Band, notably the album called Music From Big Pink.

Josh Aubin: Speaking in Tongues by Talking Heads.

Lilah Larson: Dusty in Memphis by Dusty Springfield. & Crass’ The Feeding of the 5,000

MJ: Musical influences?

E: To me, inspiration is a Willy Wonka machine. A number of ingredients enter, their contacts & origins unknown, & art comes out. I can’t explain it.

J: I feel most inspired by the sound of light, particularly the scale of indigo.

L: I’m influenced by Josh.

MJ: Who writes most of your music, or is it a collective effort?

J: I do.

L: Christopher Marlowe.

E: What they mean is that we all write the songs that we sing.

J: No, I mean that I write all of it.

E: Josh that’s blatantly untrue.

J: Ezra-

L: We write the beginnings on our own & then flesh them out collaboratively.

MJ: Ezra- you act. How does that inform or affect your music?

L: Well, one thing is we get asked that question an awful lot.

E: Yeah, I’d say that’s the number one thing. I mean, we’re all deeply interested in film-

J: I hate film.

E: -& I think that informs us. Our love of film & Josh’s love/hate.

MJ: Where’s been your favorite place to do a show?

L: San Francisco, Albuquerque, Los Angelas, New Orleans…

J: My own hippocampus.

E: New York City- you guys are fucking traitors.

L: Yes, home is where the heart is I suppose.

J: I hate fucking New York. Just kidding- I hate New York.

MJ: Most challenging aspect of traveling around together?

L: Like any relationship, communication.

J: Communal chafing. Purple monkey dishwater.

MJ: The best part?

L: Being in a band.

E. (sings) La muuuusicaaa. That’s from Dirty Dancing 2: Havana Nights- write that down!

J: The best thing about being in a band? Lilah & Ezra.

MJ: Plans for the future?

L: Yes.

E: I’m looking forward to jetpacks & entire meals in pill form.

J: I hope to reinvent the straw. With the profit I will secure the land for a small farm, on which I will grow squash, pepper, artichoke, & salmon. Afterwards, I shall begin to build a spaceship & a time ship & I will travel the cosmos searching for meaning, prosperity, hope, & humility. Afterwards, I will die.

L: We’re also gonna release a new album soon.