Alison Sudol’s music debut, ‘One Cell In the Sea,’ reached number one on the charts, putting her on the map around the world thanks to her sultry, romantic ballad ‘Almost Lover.’ After ‘One Cell in the Sea,’ Alison Sudol followed with the album ‘Bomb in a Birdcage,’ which hit Number One Top Pop Album, and hit the top of the digital charts. Wasting no time following up their acclaimed second album, A Fine Frenzy released a six-song EP ‘Oh Blue Christmas’ which like the bands other work, is a must for any music collection.
At the age of 24, Alison Sudol is a rare being, filled with a passionate soul, magnificent voice, stellar songwriting, and an incredibly sweet personality backed by a unique, worldly intelligence. Unlike many musicians, who are nothing like their music, speaking with Alison Sudol is as charming as her work. This is our final part II of our exclusive interview with Alison Sudol with A Fine Frenzy. If you have not read Part One of our interview with Alison, you can read that first at www.TheHollywoodSentinel.com in the archives section.
Alison Sudol: Oh, whole heartedly.
Alison Sudol: Yeah, I’m just a girl, you know, I’m a girl that’s totally flawed and trying to figure things out, but every now and then I’m able to just open up the door to somewhere else that I can just pull things out of, and I don’t know where it comes from, I don’t know when it’s going to come, I don’t know when it’s going to go away, but it always comes at some point, it’s just, I couldn’t take credit for it, I don’t feel like it’s mine. I just feel like an interpreter or something, it’s my job to figure out how to put all of that in to words.
Alison Sudol: Well, I think I know when I’m not on the right track, because I can’t write, because I can’t find what I need to write about, it’s very difficult to find the words, and so I just try to pay attention and guide my life in a way to where I’m making decisions that are not inhibiting that extra channel from being accessed, and then I just do it, you know, it’s about sitting at the piano, sitting at the guitar, for hours, trying to find it. And sometimes it just doesn’t come, and other times I’ll write like three, at least the beginning of like three or four songs in a night, and it’s like woah! woah! Alright! It’s just like a jamboree, it’s so exciting when that happens…
Alison Sudol: You never know (…)
Alison Sudol: Yes.
Alison Sudol: It’s a novel at this point. Selfishly I would love to see it become a screenplay, because I would love to see it be made, and go to these places that I made, you know… (laughs) that don’t exist. It was so great to see ‘Where the Wild things Are,’ to see how beautifully done it was, you know. It’s so beautiful…
Alison Sudol: It’s great.
Alison Sudol: I’ve done a smidge.
Alison Sudol: (giggles) I’ve done a smidge (laughing)…
Alison Sudol: Well I would but I don’t think about it too much, I just like being in the creative environment, and there are movies I’ve seen, where I’m like, Oh! I want to be in that, so if there were something that came up that was like really interesting and beautiful and quirky and probably funny, you know, like a ‘Garden State’, or ‘You and Me and Everyone We Know,’ or like ‘Life Aquatic,’ that I could actually add to, and not mess it up by being an actor, then I would love to.
(She couldn’t mess it up. She’s too real).