Macy Rodman has been on our radar for a while so were were thrilled when she suggested we run the video to her epic new single, ‘BORN’ as an exclusive on www.LoverboyMagazine.com.
And knowing that her and Loverboy fave, Jake Dibeler, are like sisters, we figured, ‘Who better to interview her?’
So check out Macy’s new video below and hear what the NY duo have to say about covering Springsteen, wigs and how sometimes the best audience is nobody.
JAKE: Hi Macy. So, like, what are your hopes and dreams?
Well we could probably stop the interview here, I think we got it! But, really bitch, what are you working on right now?
You’re actually working on a wig aren’t you?
The two of you doing duets— it’ll be like Sandra Bernhard and Courtney Love.
Where did you have your meeting?
What did you eat?
Bitch, of course you did.
What else are you up to? I can hear you working on music by yourself in your bedroom.
I know you’re always writing. We both work in a similar way, always sitting in our rooms writing and nothing really happens publicly—
So, Macy, how’s your fashion week going?
That’s right, but you told me you went to some hotel though.
How did you not get into the [redacted] show? You are very Fashion.
Yeah, it does give me great pleasure to live vicariously through your fashion choices. If you could describe your personal style in three words that are not hair, makeup, and clothes, what would they be?
She, Her, Them.
Photo: Alexis Blair Penney
It’s such an effortless collaboration. That’s Macy, this is Jake—
There’s no real sense of a “creative process” because it’s like, what else are we gonna do if we go upstate for the weekend?
Of course! It’s what the two of us have been doing separately forever.
Exactly. All the worlds a stage, bitch— we say it all the time.
—and we perform for nobody together all the time. It’s the natural progression from being alone in your bedroom as a kid and acting. Finding the people in your adult life who share that kind of personal theater.
Totally. We would never let each other look cheap. Cheap isn’t the right word, I mean—
Exactly. I’d never not let you be yourself. We have a similar eye for fashion. I love shopping with you because I get to do something I can’t really do in my own life— see something colorful and fab, and make you try it on.
Right! I’ll never ask you to carry in a way you wouldn’t carry by yourself.
I originally wanted to make this video for your song ‘Inside’, but you insisted we do ‘Born’ instead, and it ended up being so perfect.
Well yeah, it is Bruce Springsteen, doll.
People don’t really clock Bruce for a freak but that dude has some weird fucking songs. Also, so many people would treat a cover song like this as a gag, but you really take it somewhere.
I think that’s why this cover album with Hamm sounds so cool. I know the both of you would never just “cover” something for the sake of it. A lot of the music we listened to as kids doesn’t really have any bearing these days. You and I both work at bars, you know what I’m talking about. Someone puts on TLC and you can hear some bitch in the back like, ‘what song is this?’
I miss that too. I miss having having 3 minutes to be poignant. I can’t do 3 minutes anymore, I need a 40 minute minimum. Honestly now that Bath Salts ended, there’s really no stage for us to fuck around like that anymore. Speaking of which, when’s the last time you were at an afters?
That was so long ago!
Bitch, you were at a hotel last night.
Oh, ‘cuz you were just chillin’?
Wait, don’t forget you’re supposed to tell me your favorite Mariah Carey song.