The title track, quoted above, is the most overtly sexual refrain, but much of Lanza’s nine-track LP finds strength in its subtleties.Her confidence is most readily apparent in her willingness to be transcended by the layered pulses of her and Greenspan’s electro melodies.People are into just blending things all across the board. LANZA: It’s not like a, “I’m-gonna-do-this-thing,” it’s just taking all the music that I like and being influenced by it. I just really wanted to make an R&B record, and then it came out sounding this way.LINDSAY: Being an artist on the rise, there are, of course, going to be comparisons to those who came before you. LANZA: There are definitely tracks on the record that were kind of my way of paying homage to artists that I really like. Do you think R&B is universally evolving, or is this a whole new genre that’s taking form?LANZA: I think it’s evolving where people don’t want to fall into really strict genres.We saw each other when Jeremy was DJing last year sometime, and Steve just asked him what he was working on, so he played Steve a couple tracks that we were doing, and Steve liked it. You give listeners a nice glimpse at Hamilton, and “Jed the Dancing Guy” is a bit of whimsy you throw in there.Was there any particular message you were going for with your lead single? I wanted to a do a video that had Hamilton as a backdrop, and Jed is just this guy that you see around Hamilton all the time.
Sometimes the lyrics don’t make all that much sense, but it works for me.There just wasn’t anything going on; there was nowhere to go.I mean, granted, there was a pretty big rave and dance music scene here, but that was nothing I could be involved in, ’cause I was a kid. If I’ve ever had an idea that wasn’t going anywhere, I could always just be, like, “Can you do something with this?I think it can turn out really bad if you start to take it too seriously.LINDSAY: How did your relationship with the UK’s Hyperdub get started? Steve Goodman, who runs the label, is an old friend of Jeremy’s sister, actually.