I mean we’re not living in a time where artists are expected to, or are given the chance to lead the way about things like social justice; consciousness; awareness of larger issues that we are facing as a planet. I mean, people like to bitch about Bono but nobody bitches about the people that do nothing. No one saying to them, “You’re just really fucking rich and you do nothing for anybody”. No one has a problem with that for some reason. [Dreams So Real] is addressing the fact that part of the reason I got into music was hoping that I could make a difference and I don’t know that I necessarily really have.
I found this thing that I drew when I was really young. On a piece of paper, it says: ‘What’s wrong?’ underlined twice, and then a big empty box, and then it just says Emily Haines at the bottom. And I thought, oh my God, that’s basically what I’ve been doing for my entire career! Walking into a situation and seeing how well I can identify what’s wrong with it. And describe it. And I think I can do that pretty well. Emily Haines
Heart of Glass (Blondie cover)
Metric | Heart of Glass (Blondie cover)