Angel, Alien, Warrior, Woman: Interview with Musician Eriel Indigo
Music, color, spiritual theories, sci-fi, feminism and glitter swirl together in the kaleidoscope that is Eriel Indigo. Her music is catchy, and her presence rooted firmly between goofy/fun-loving/space-minded, and the deeper, more soulful aspects of life. Recently, I had the chance to chat with her via email a bit about her new song, Born an Angel (from the upcoming GALACTIVATE), as well as the beautiful, surreal world she lives in. Read on…
What is your chosen battle tactic against anxiety or negativity?
I am a very empathic, sensitive creature so I do have experience with anxiety and sadness. Personally I think it’s first important to do a lot of self inquiry to discover what your highest excitement is; what you love doing, whether it’s creative or logical and engage with it as much as possible, while setting the intention to utilize your passion to be in service to the world.
Other than that, meditation, kundalini yoga/breathwork, sounding/tapping, dance or any kind of cardio exercise that floats your boat, healthy human touch and animal snuggles, reconnecting with nature and striving to trust and create meaningful connections with others who inspire and support you.
Great advice. I feel like not enough artists talk about struggling with these things, but we as women especially tend to hide it so we don’t appear anything less than strong. Onto another topic: Like me, you love scifi and are creating your own artistic statements in the realms of the speculative. What do you find yourself going back to again and again for science fiction inspiration?
Ah! It’s true, I am a scifi junky;;) I don’t really need to go to any content for “scifi” inspiration because really the work I create that might seem like scifi to others is actually quite real to me. I really do identify emotionally more with other planetary cultures and sentient beings (yes this may sound crazy to some) so it’s the information I have gleaned from these other realms that fuels the perhaps more scifi seeming portions of my work:)
I do love so many scifi films though. To me they just seem closer to reality ;;)
I haven’t seen that, but I definitely will check it out. I know M83 has really pushed the limits with art and music for quite some time. Can you tell us a little about what to expect from your new song?
What essentials should a woman pack for a festival?
Love this. I’d like to try Burning Man one day, really. Onto another important topic: What is the best way for a woman to get in touch with her sexual power?
Favorite lipstick ever?
source: https://kendrybird.blogspot.com/2016/07/angel-alien-warrior-woman-interview.html author: Kendra Saunders