From the introduction:
Ann Driscoll is a Cincinnati native with the Beatles in her voice, Kurt Cobain in her hands, Elliott Smith in her writing, and a hint of Fiona Apple in her swagger
From the interview:
…I went through a really strange period during my freshman year at Berklee when I just couldn’t stop writing songs with profanity. ‘I Wanna Be Your Zombie,’ ‘Trophy Fuck,’ ‘Make Up Your Fucking Mind.’ Everything I wrote was like a Quentin Tarantino film. But ‘Zombie’ and ‘Ringmaster’ are both based on crushes I had, and dealing with them through various analogies. ‘Ringmaster’ is actually about the burden of performing onstage, and how performers who entertain people are actually really sad on the inside, which is not a new idea at all, but hopefully the song sounds interesting to people. I recorded it with four string players, and three horn/woodwinds.