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A good deal of your music revolves around love and feelings. Is that how you best deal with individual experiences or are you aiming to be a voice for others?
Petite Noir: It’s both really. That’s how I live out my feelings but I also want to be a voice for other people.
There’s this tug-and-pull element to the lyrics in “Chess” where it seems evident that things are at the point of no return but you still want this person around or you’re having a hard time breaking away. What do you think about relationships in general? Why do you think we tend to come to certain realizations when things are in crisis even though they’re usually evident from the beginning?
“Chess” came at a time of a relationship I was in where it wasn’t a full break up. We broke away but came back together and sometimes I think a lot of time when things like that happen, a lot has been bottled up over time. People don’t let it out or find a way to resolve the problem. But luckily art has a way of doing that.