KT Tunstall met up with andPOP at the Drake Hotel in Toronto, where the singer songwriter talked about being in character on her albums and sometimes on stage if she’s in a bad mood, her love for painting, and not having to be told if a piece of art is good.
“The character that I embody as a musician really only exists in pictures,” KT said about her character’s progress from her prior album. “Because I consider the recorded album very different from the live thing. It sounds different, I can go different places with it. I don’t feel any pressure to just completely reconstruct what you hear on an album on a stage, and in fact I would definitely error on the side of deliberately changing it so that you go and see something different, and shaking it up regularly. I don’t want to play a character on stage, I want to be myself. If you’ve had a really, really bad day, you don’t want to go on stage and just be a cow, you have to play a character to an extend that you don’t. But a gig usually cheers me up if I’ve had a bad day anyway, so it kind of works itself out.”
Watch the brief interview below.