Too often in the world of music a persons spirit can be broken by the constant wave after wave of obstacles this industry can and often does throw at you.
You can either choose to let it consume and defeat you, otherwise, you can fight back and show the system that sometimes the victim fights back successfully.
This is what Lisa Perry elected to do after a failed trip to America with the promise of so much turned into a debacle that would have crushed the soul of many aspiring musicians.
Instead, she chose to channel her anger and contempt into a new project and album, thus Hellz Abyss and the debut album N1FG was born.
Perry joined HEAVY for a chat to run over her past troubles but more importantly focus on the new album which came out earlier this month.
“It’s an album about attitude,” she said proudly, “about kicking ass and giving it back. So many times in the music industry when you are trying to grow as an artist and you’re trying to get out there and survive in this cut-throat industry you come across a lot of challenges and a lot of liars and managers that aren’t really managers and it goes on and on – I’m sure you understand (laughs). A lot of the emotional pull of all that and a lot of the negativity that comes with it could almost break – well it does break a lot of people, unfortunately – but if you turn it around in your mind and say no, I’m gonna use this crap to put it into music and be angry and sing about real things about being hurt and narcissists and all those horrible things that relate to so many people out there, put it in an album and send it out there and that’s what N1FG was about.”
In the full interview, Lisa runs us through the album in greater detail, it’s musical direction, the meaning of the title (which is a cracker), plans already underway for a follow-up, working with producer Daryl Holden, what exactly happened to her in America and how she used that experience to reach her current heights, an overseas tour later this year and more.
Watch “Salute” below: