a quick catch up with... Adult Mom
Adult Mom, a project originally started by Steph Knipe in their room, is growing from strength to strength. The band's first full-length album, Momentary Lapse Of Happily, was released earlier this summer and following from our review, we interviewed Steph on the music making process and what it's like sharing such personal songs, as well as their current karaoke favourite. How did your passion for making music begin?
It started with Rilo Kiley and Bright Eyes covers at the age of 15 when I taught myself guitar, but I wrote my first song when I was 18 my freshman year of college. I was enamored initially with the idea that I could create something that I loved, and then I was enamored with the idea that I could perform something I loved.
Was it difficult making such an intensely personal record knowing that all kinds of people, both family/friends and strangers, would be listening to it?
Yes and no. It has never been difficult for me to be open, I am an open person, and I write that way because it is what is natural for me. So the actual writing process wasn't difficult, I never try to think about other people's concerns with the songs when I'm writing them. Releasing the album though is a completely different story and I've had to talk down a few people post-release.
When writing, at what point do you know that a song is finished?
Honestly, when it's recorded. I change so many things to too many songs too frequently, they're not done until they're in an electronic vault.
What’s your “get pumped” track?
Run Away With Me - Carly Rae Jepsen
What’s your karaoke song of choice?
Believe - Cher
What are you most looking forward to in the future?
Finishing my undergrad, touring the world, loving more, moving out and kissing.
Momentary Lapse Of Happily is out now. Listen to Survival below.