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Pittsburgh Artist of the Week: wwoman

“I don’t really care what people get from my music. People will get whatever they are looking for out of art. So, if they’re looking to hate it, they’re going to feel hate and if they’re looking for some type of emotional journey, they’ll probably going to get that, too,” G Smee of woman explains.

He’s right. Many times we do get what we’re looking for out of the music we choose to listen to. Having said that, if you’re looking for pop music that doesn’t rot your brain with sugary slickness, wwoman just might resonate with you.

“I don’t set out with the intention to make it sound the way that it ends up sounding,” G Smee said. “I have limited skills with mixing, recording, writing and playing, so that’s just the way it ends up.”

For the record, it sounds really good, warts and all.

Just as listening to music can be a very personal experience, for G Smee, making music is solitary undertaking.

“I get distracted pretty easily by other people’s presence, so if I can just be alone and let my brain do what it does without any interruptions, that’s always how I get the best out of it.”

Sometimes, though, we all need a little help. G Smee found himself outside of his comfort zone while making the video for the song “Chuchi.” As he said before, he doesn’t like making art with other people, especially friends.

“Because I don’t want to wreck relationships,” G Smee said. “But, in this case, I had a group of probably 20 people that were there just to make sure that this piece of art came out exactly how I had envisioned it. So, it was really special for me and it was a good experience.”

Listen to our full interview with G Smee of wwoman and hear the song “Chuchi” in the player above.

Catch even more music made around here on the Pittsburgh Music Hour, Monday nights at 9 on 91.3FM, streaming here on wyep.org, or tell your smart speaker to “play WYEP.”

Joey Spehar is a Pittsburgh native who started as a volunteer D.J. at WYEP, fresh out of college in 2006. He took on any job they’d let him do like editing audio, engineering remote broadcasts, and shoveling snow.