Who Is Autre Ne Veut?

Growing Up In the Suburbs

Autre Ne Veut: "You want to believe that on some level [that you’re hometown inspired your music]. There’s know way it didn’t, but it wasn’t like I grew up in an area that was rich with culture or anything. It was just a working class, suburbs kind of vibe. I don’t actually have that much Connecticut pride unfortunately, but it was cool.

 

There were no good bands in my town. You know there’s like this magic town where every kid started a band in high school and half of them were good and have careers based on relationships built at that time? That wasn’t what my life was like at all.

 

“I was close enough to the New York City that I used to spend a lot of weekends coming in seeing shows and stuff like that, so my outlet growing up was New York mostly. That was the place to do something. You didn’t need a car to get around. Hop on a train and you’re there in not too long."

"There were no good bands in my town. You know there’s like this magic town where every kid started a band in high school and half of them were good and have careers based on relationships built at that time? That wasn’t what my life was like at all. Kids that had bands were making goofy band knock off shit or bad punk bands or whatever.

“There wasn’t a lot going on in terms of that that was successful in any way. It became something that I practiced on my own. I also was super insecure about my abilities, so I kept it at home for a really long time."

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