Mary Fraud Interview
In this exclusive Music Mondays Interview we sat down with Connecticut native Mary Fraud to discuss her recent creative projects, early roots and much more.
Eastine Akuni: - Go ahead you got me
E: Yea definitely clothes, definitely film, definitely every medium I can be known for I can and will be known for. I think that growing up here made me stay inside. I've always been kind of a social butterfly, I'd like to think I can be pretty charismatic, but none of that mattered for a long time. I was the weird girl. I was autistic and trans. I could make everyone laugh but I could never find my foot in a clique. The popular kid- or at the very least the kids that had their own friend groups, were the people who lived close to the center of town. I was on the edge of town in a suburb so for a while the only place I could find people to talk to and things to do was online. I had started producing by making bass music. EDM, dubstep, shit like that. I was really heavily in that community for a few years. Definitely was too young to be in it. Eventually I branched out, came in and out of the closet like 4 times, and finally blossomed as quarantine started to end. Now shits way different. I love Connecticut, I grew up all around this state. Lived in the hood and the suburbs, so I've kind of seen it all. I'm in New Haven a lot right now. Just handed out some fliers and put up some posters for Great Art & Undeniable Politics. Connecting with a lot of local people. This is my home, used to hate it but I'm really blessed to be here.
Em: I love that so much I fell in love with ‘I CHOOSE ME’ within the first 15 seconds. and the audio at the end of ‘TOUGH2DANCE’ makes me want to cry every time i hear it n now I think i know why. So another thing i wanted to talk about is Marjorie Taylor Greene. Her and the alt-right pundits who she sources her proposed legislation on, deny their literal incitement of stochastic terrorism by refusing to acknowledge its existence. I think the way in which you approach hard topics in music, backed by embellished, sometimes rather warm or positive instrumentals is really cool and important actually, do you see this as something that 1. you're gonna expand on in future full length albums and 2. exploring in film?