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All Apologies: LIZ

27 January 2018, 00:30
Words by Andrew Hannah

The Mad Decent crew member and Rytmeklubben collaborator LIZ takes time out from promoting her new single "Queen of Me" to tackle the Best Fit Q&A

What's your present state of mind and being?

"My state of mind is peaceful at the moment. I just had a glass of Chardonnay, so, I guess that helps. Currently, my body is super sore because I just started working out again after traveling, eating, and drinking for a month straight! Back to the grind."

What's the most overrated virtue?

"Being selfless is over-rated; Yes, it’s important to do things outside of your comfort zone in order to grow, and to not be consumed with yourself...but, selflessness can easily be confused with a little dysfunctional thing called codependency. You’ve gotta take care of yourself before you can take care of anyone else. There’s a great book that explains this called Codependent No More.”

What one thing have you learnt from your parents?

"I’ve learned a lot of things, but my mom taught me to ALWAYS wash my face and brush my teeth before I go to bed. Growing up is hard enough, dealing with hormone-induced acne. Don’t add fuel to the fire just because you’re tired and feeling lazy!"

What the most desirable quality you look for in romantic partner?

"There are many qualities I look for, but, having a healthy sense of humor is key. I love when someone can appreciate my references or sarcasm and be self aware enough to laugh at themselves."

What and where was the greatest meal you ever ate?

"I’m obsessed with this hole-in-the-wall vegetarian South Indian restaurant in east Hollywood called Paru’s. I’ve been going there since I was a baby. My mom actually ate take-out from there the night she gave birth to me."

What's your most treasured possession?

"My dogs! I would run into moving traffic for them! And the ring my grandparents gave me for my sixteenth birthday- it has my birthstone (aquamarine) in it. I always think of them when I wear it."

What was the last dream you had about?

"I don't remember. It's evening now and I only remember my dreams for abnout ten minutes after I wake up. My dreams are always extremely vivid and detailed though. I had one where I saw an entire clothing collection I had designed. I also feel emotions way more strongly in my dreams than I do in real life."

What's the biggest lie on your Wikipedia page?

"That I recorded music in my bedroom when I was a teenager. That’s not quite true- I wrote songs in my bedroom on my keyboard, but, I recorded them in producers’ studios. Not too juicy or exciting, I know."

If you could say something to your 15-year-old self, what would it be?

“Take a moment and think about how you’re going to react to whatever’s going on in this moment. Don’t fall apart, don’t beat yourself up, don’t freak out, and don’t give up. Also, stand up for yourself and speak your truth. Don’t be a pushover!”

And finally, who would you most like to apologise to and why?

"I’d like to apologize to my eyebrows circa 2000-2005. I over-plucked the shit out of them. Those poor things luckily grew back and I have not touched them since."

"No Apologies by Rytmeklubben featuring LIZ and Santell, and LIZ's own "Queen of Me", are out now.
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