Violent Vickie on Serotonin
I’m a chill, funny sober vegan hippie. These days, I’m no longer into alcohol and drugs, and not quite as punk as I was before. I am powered by fruit, greens, air & sun. And Riot Grrrl. I also used to listen to Ani Difranco a lot, too, but not so much anymore.
About Division, the album I just released, I started writing the songs between 2014 and 2016. Like other superheroes, I used to have a cover identity that I use as a disguise to “blend in.” In my case, as an office worker. But I had to leave my job due to my employer being unable to accommodate my chemical sensitivity. They were spraying Lysol and using air fresheners, which made me feel sick.
So I worked from my home on the album, and got the chance to finish the songs this year. I drove up to San Francisco a couple of times to work on the album with E. He is my collaborator. He did the guitar parts & some co-production.
I hope Serotonin, this specific song, will make people feel connected, elated, understood. The best time performing Serotonin so far was when I opened for Jessie Evans (The Vanishing) at Klub Terminal in Downey, California. It was just before lockdown.
These days I feel lucky because I can work from home, but at the same time bummed out because I cannot play for live audiences. I’m missing touring and playing local shows.
Listening to music is incredible. You can feel validation, euphoria, connection, stimulation… I hope my music helps people have a fun time and experience all those things. Check out my new album, Division!