Shitty Interview No.69


by: Ainsley Hutchence

11 Illustrated answers & photos
Interviewee: ATR31 / Interviewer: Sticks and Stones / Photographer: Michael Jafine

Shitty Interview No.69

After matching on Tinder, Victoria & Abraham would eventually meet, but not for the same reason most of its users would. “He came over to my very small studio apartment in the east village. He had recording equipment ready & we immediately got to work. I called the song ‘Ambivalence’, he then mastered the track & we put it out into the abyss of Soundcloud.”

Without the help from any press, the duo were surprised by the traction their first song was getting, so they settled on the name ATR31 (pronounced “aye-tee-ray”) & began working on releasing an EP.

“Abraham became more involved in the writing process & I co-production. The name ATR31 came from one of my favourite anime series & movie Neon Geneis Evangelion. A.T. standing for absolute terror, it’s a force field that separates humans as individuals, it creates loneliness within the consciousness of the human condition. When in reality humans crave to be one & basically there’s this push & pull regarding the emotional human condition, humans are initially afraid of closeness. Rei is a character I’ve adapted into my own persona, she’s an enigma, someone post-human. She feels emotions but doesn’t necessarily understand them fully, through music she can manifest herself. So in essence ATR31 is emotional push and pull somewhere you go in-between waking & dreaming.”

After falling in love with her voice, I obviously stalked her on instagram & quickly fell in love with her mesmerizing visuals, & well everything she puts out. I wanted to get to know her a little better, so asked her all the important questions. Please enjoy our “Shitty Interview” with NYC artist, one half of ATR31, Victoria Chavez.

What an honour to be Shitty Interview No.69, my lucky number 🙂

Sticks & Stones: Who do you turn to for good advice? What is some good advice you can share with us?
ATR31: My higher self & Abraham whom I work with making music. Evolve, be kind, don’t dwell on what you can’t change.

Sticks & Stones: You have to swap out a body part for anything you can see right now. What do you do?
ATR31: Don’t tell me what to do.

Sticks & Stones: Last time you thought you fucked up but then realised it was perfect because something good came out of it? (I wish I could find a better way to word this question).
ATR31: When I left my phone at home & was forced to interact with poeple.

Sticks & Stones: Best thing thats happened today so far?
ATR31: Waking up early to work on music & getting giggly with my besti.

Sticks & Stones: What are your plans tonight?
ATR31: Adult beverages with a wise elder.

Sticks & Stones: What are you scared of?
ATR31: Me, myself & I.

Sticks & Stones: Ever received a dick pic? How do dick pics make you feel?
ATR31: No.

Sticks & Stones: Last time you felt super embarrassed?
ATR31: Filling out these questions.

Sticks & Stones: Dream collaboration?
ATR31: Nick Cave.

Sticks & Stones: You have to be reborn to 2 celeb parents, who do you chose to be your new mommy & daddy?
ATR31: Eve & Adam, from the bible.



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