I first interviewed Aimee Mann ten years ago in support of her eighth solo album, Charmer, and I was really struck by the care and thought she put into her answers. For this chat, I wanted to go deep into the process behind the creation of her latest record, Queens of the Summer Hotel, which was originally intended as a soundtrack to a stage adaptation of author Susanna Kaysen's acclaimed memoir Girl, Interrupted. Interview is live on The Line of Best Fit today!
"I’m especially interested in the research into how a history of childhood stress, or PTSD, has a long-term impact on your nervous system and how that impacts a person physically. We are maybe a bit too used to thinking of the body and the mind as two different things, but of course the brain controls everything." – A.M.