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Sunset in Brooklyn with Sophie Auster

May 23, 2013
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A weekend in Manhattan. -13ºC on the Lower East Side. Sophie Auster has invited us to the Mercury Lounge where she is performing her latest work, Red Weather, live.

Enjoy the small and large pleasures in life, take risks and be fearless.

Our meeting with her takes place on the stage during a rehearsal. Sophie captures our attention straight away while she seductively performs Wicked Word, a song that, unbeknown to us at the time, will become the official soundtrack to Lifelovers ABC4.

We meet with her to set up the interview that is due to take place the next day. When we finish, we leave the club with her band and are met with the first large snow storm on the East Coast. “It is a kind of something”, she says out loud while she walks through the snow-covered street in high heels. The comment radiates warmth on the coldest weekend of the year. A good omen.

 

Sophie Auster has invited us to the Mercury Lounge where she is performing her latest work, Red Weather, live.

We meet her the next day at the Excello Studios in Brooklyn, on Power Street. Sophie wanted to show us the place where she recorded her second album, which she produced herself.

Sophie wanted to show us the place where she recorded her second album, which she produced herself.

Bands like Rufus Wainwright, Vampire Weekend, Antony and the Johnsons, David Byrne and The National have all recorded within these four walls. A studio with character which sets the tone for an interview in which we explore her way of understanding the world which can be summarised by the idea “To Dare”, the title given to the text she has written for this edition of Lifelovers ABC4.

Dare to do whatever you want, have the nerve to make the most of every opportunity, enjoy the small and large pleasures in life, take risks and be fearless. We’re not even afraid of heights when we say goodbye to her, exchanging hugs and kisses and wrapped up in scarves and gloves, at sunset on a Brooklyn rooftop.

The Manhattan Skyline.

Photos by © GSUS FERNÁNDEZ

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