It's Monday and that means it's time for Confessional with Bad Saint! Every week Bad Saint will be taking your musical questions, confessions, and/or settling your debates. We have a great batch of questions this week from the public. If you would like to submit a question for Bad Saint, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. With that, let's get to your questions!
Hey Bad Saint,
Loved your new track "Cover Your Shift" can you tell us a little bit about the writing and recording process of this sick jam?
-Bradley from Texas
Bad Saint: Well, I’m Jewish and when you’re Jewish around Jesus’s birthday everyone seems to assume you don’t also have plans. I have plans.
Initially I wrote the song for a Christmas party, and recorded it about a year later with Maurice Hall and at home in my living room. Christmas is my JAM, hopefully I can make it a Bad Saint tradition.
Hi Bad Saint,
Wanted to get your input on some new artists I should be checking out! Always looking for recommendations!
-Emily from Toronto
Bad Saint: Maggie Rogers is my queen. I’ve also been loving Middle Kids.
Do you have a favorite guitar tuning?
-James from Memphis
Bad Saint: EBGDAE is really all I use. I’m old school, sometimes if I feel really wild I’ll tune down a half step. Recently I got over my aversion to capos, so that makes me feel adventurous.
Dear Bad Saint,
What's your favorite thing about teaching music?
-Lilly from New Orleans
Bad Saint: Figuring out how other people process things. I love trying to understand how other people think and adjusting curriculum based on who I’m sitting with.
Hey Bad Saint,
How do you channel your inner badass on the stage?
-Frank from Boston
Bad Saint: Performing is very cathartic for me. On stage I just try to connect with what brought me to that stage on as honest a level as possible. Thats my version of badass, and it’s different day to day.