On today's Five Alive, where we ask people we admire five questions about their creative lives, we are featuring
Annie Hart, a multi-talented musician whose main project is the band Au Revoir Simone. The band just released a new album called Move in Spectrums, and has had a busy fall touring Europe. We are thrilled that Annie took some time to answer some questions for us!
What is your favorite art making tool?
I like spirographs and synthesizers. Maybe that will be my next album title.
What music/band/artist are you listening to the most right now?
If I can be completely honest, it's me and my random demos. I'm trying to move forward in my songwriting and gathering all my little iphone memos. I also can't stop listening to Drake. I just love Drake.
Where do you go for peace and quiet?
The library! Any library. I just love to find public libraries in whatever town or city I happen to be in and hole up there for a day straight. It's a very strange and specific type of tourism that requires a lot of photocopier use.
Where is your next dream travel destination?
I recently headed to London and jumped aboard the Palma Violets' tour bus for a few days with my young son. That was fun. But I am really interested in exploring Glacier National Park and Yellowstone. I've never been able to spend a lot of time in that part of the country.
Is there a color or palette that you are drawn to?
Blues, blue-greens. I love the color of Lake Michigan. If you've seen that color, you know that color. It's this deep, deep blue with a hint of green. I could just melt into that color.