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Sam Melo sounds off on the things that en­quir­ing minds want to know.

On play­ing live: “I par­tic­i­pate in help­ing to cre­ate and sus­tain the cul­ture that I love: peo­ple gath­er­ing and hav­ing a good time. Hope­fully, ev­ery night ends up where, even if the crowd doesn’t give you ev­ery­thing you thought you put out, or if you weren’t able to re­cip­ro­cate the en­ergy of the crowd, you both did what you could to make a me­morable ex­pe­ri­ence.”

On the “Hide” video: “Most of the credit has to go to the di­rec­tor, Kyle Thrash. It was kind of a state­ment—in­stead of hav­ing some­thing that was a spec­ta­cle, we were more like, ‘Let’s have peo­ple in the video talk about their lives and the be­hindthe-scenes dif­fi­cul­ties of be­ing a drag queen.’”

On How to: Friend, Love, Freefall: “Son­i­cally, I was hop­ing for a record that felt like the first time you lis­tened to Turn on the Bright

Lights by In­ter­pol. The way that record sounded cap­tured fuck­ing ev­ery­thing that was go­ing on in the early 2000s. It had such a loose sound, as op­posed to some­thing that was la­bel-cre­ated or like all the boy bands that were go­ing on. I wanted to make a record that sounded like that—some­thing new, yet some­thing fa­mil­iar.”

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