New Yorker Adam Green started out his career as one half the Moldy Peaches, who had a surprise retroactive hit thanks to 2007 film Juno. But by that time, Green was already a well-established solo artist, veering away from his old band’s endearing anti-folk territory with a style characterized by vulgar and cheeky lyrics while keeping listeners at an arm’s length. That’s not to say Green’s music (and life) hasn’t undergone its fair share of turbulence and change in the ensuing years, however. And he is certainly in a different place from the last time we spoke with him, as evidenced by his sixth solo album, Minor Love, released in February on Fat Possum. Recorded while living in an L.A. pool house in near-isolation, Minor Love shows us a more stripped-down, intimate side of the singer/songwriter. Green will be guest editing magnetmagazine.com all week. Read our brand new Q&A with him.
Green: If Eva Green wanted to marry me, wouldn’t that be a strange coincidence? We would still be Adam and Eva Green, of course, but do you think that she would actually try to seduce me? I invited her to my concert once, but she probably thought that I wouldn’t be good. She is known for her bad manners, so I doubt that my parents would be enticed, because who needs people like that in your life? Still, I think it would be nice if we could have some private time to hold each other despite the fact that she might be annoying. Where would I take her on a date, you ask? I’d take her to Amsterdam, because that’s a good place to walk around where we could have some drinks. After I won her over, it would be night time, so she would probably give me a hand-job on a bench in secret. But the whole time, she would know how hard it is for touring musicians to keep a steady girlfriend, so there would be no pressure. Video after the jump.