Thursday, May 16, 2019

Siobhan Fahey of Bananaram and Shakespears Sister fame hits the nail on the head about liking artists who say/do reprehensible things

Dazed: You’re named after a Smiths song, which itself was a reference to Virginia Woolf’s "A Room of One’s Own." How does that feel, now that Morrissey is known for airing some pretty controversial opinions?

Siobhan Fahey: That’s tricky. Some of my most beloved music was made by people who are rumored not to be very nice people, but it doesn’t take away from the music they’ve created. It’s a strange fact of life that you could be the most twisted, debauched, dark motherfucker, but you could create the most beautiful poetry, or music, or art. I think Shakespears Sister is its own entity, so it doesn’t really matter.