Dee Clement joins me over Skype to talk about her new project Lonely Bones. Why can’t Dee write any love songs? Why does she insist on writing songs while driving? And what’s up with Instagram? We talk about those questions and more!
Previously of Peachy Keene and Sullen Ray, Dee Clement has been playing music and writing songs for a good while. For Lonely Bones, she’s working with Ali Coyle and Javan Slagle who are helping her produce the album.
Thank you to Dee Clement for chatting with me and to all the artists for permission to use their song on the podcast. And as always, thanks to Glenn Greggs of Wait Think Fast Productions–check out his radio show every Tuesday at 9pm EST at WCOM!–and to Polish for use of their song “Drive” as the intro and outro music.
- [1:40] Ramonda Hammer – “Zombie Sweater” (Website)
- What’s Lonely Bones?
- Dee’s inability write love songs
- June posits that her lyrics for Sullen Ray’s “Without You” is the closest to a love song she’s gotten
- The sound/aesthetic inspiration for Lonely Bones
- Writing “City Where You Sleep”, creating a cinematic experience?
- Writing songs in the car – finding inspiration, being James Dean
- [13:10] Lonely Bones – “City Where You Sleep”
- Working with Ali Coyle and Javan Slagle
- Excited to move to solo and what she learned working with Seth of Sullen Ray collab
- How to write songs – writing songs can be different each time, whether it’s lyrics first, music first, etc.
- Feeling restricted playing happy songs all the time, like for Peachy Keene
- [27:00] Cassandra – “So Wild” (Facebook) (Website)
- What kind of press Dee’s gotten for “City Where You Sleep”
- Tips on Instagram marketing
- hashtags and content to find followers
- being consistent with posting & forcing herself to play… or not
- Sharing her diary via Instagram, pretty much; learning to open up, being less private, be your true self
- [36:50] Leo*Leo – “Iowa” (Website)
- The difference being a woman in Peachy Keene (mostly women in the band) vs. Sullen Ray (half and half)
- Being queer
- [43:45] Lauren Ruth Ward – “Make Love to Myself” (Website)