"Like Andersson, Walling's works offers the possibility of queer tropes. The Entire City is steeped in sci-fi aesthetic, a traditionally fertile space for deconstructing gender and exploring 'otherness'. “It fascinates me, certainly, and queerness is an interesting thing to have in pop. People like Bowie lived it, to some degree” she ponders. “I suppose what I set out to do - which is not always what you end up doing - was to bulk out my form, hide my face and remove my gender and personality from my performance, but I think the feminine is still very present in what I'm doing”.
I interviewed the lovely Elizabeth Walling, aka Gazelle Twin, the lady behind one of this year's best releases, The Entire City. On queer tropes, computer game scores, supernatural childhood experiences and her primal song-writing process ("I never start out writing lyrics, I just sing sounds; in a way they're quite feral. No matter how vague the sounds may be, I can always return to them and carve words out of them later on")