Anna St Louis: “i’ve always loved driving. A lot of ideas come to me while doing it” How did your native and chosen homes influence the record? Kansas City is the nest I grew in, and LA is the big city I flew off to. I don’t know that I pulled consciously from either place; they make their way into what I do because they are my past and my current surroundings. what do you find foreign about la? You drive a lot in both the Midwest and LA, except in LA there can be insane traffic. I’ve always loved driving, though. A lot of ideas come to me while doing it. So that was a natural transition. The landscape, the plant life, the dryness, and the lack of seasons feel most foreign to me. Also the sense of time is different here. It goes by so fast but so slow. It’s really confusing! It’s interesting that you worked with both Kevin morby and Kyle Thomas as producers. what did each bring to the table? They both brought an openness to, and an understanding of, the sound I was hoping to make. They both brought their own ears and ideas about how to push or grow the sound. They both made me laugh a lot. And Kevin brought snacks to every session.