SXSW is hell week, but in a good way. This year I was planning a day party (girls to the front) as well as doing press which means a ton of interviews every day and getting videos and live-tweeting. I drink 5 hour energies nonstop and think all together I ate 3 slices of pizza for the 7 days total and I walked more than I’ve ever walked. It’s exhausting but so rewarding.
Debut projects can be daunting, intimidating, but also authentic. A great example of how an artist’s trajectory can change quickly is in Alyse Vellturo’s one-woman act, pronoun. Currently residing in Brooklyn and fresh off her stint at SXSW, we spoke with Alyse to talk about the whirlwind it has been for her since her debut EP, “There’s no one new around you.” debuted in November of last year.