Hunger TV interviewed Mary about her debut album I Love You But I Must Drive Off This Cliff Now which will be released on July 22. Check out some highlights from the interview below and click on the link to read the full interview. I also added a higher quality pic of Mary and Dan which you can see in the gallery:
YOU AND DAN THE AUTOMATOR MET ON THE SET OF SCOTT PILGRIM VS THE WORLD – WHAT DREW YOU TO SPARK UP CONVERSATION?
I had been a fan of Dan’s for several years, so I was a bit intimidated. I was completely obsessed with Lovage and had been a follower of all his projects. We were at a group dinner, and didn’t say anything until we were all leaving, at which point I walked up and told him I was a big fan, and whisked myself away. We didn’t see each other again until a year later at the film’s premiere. That’s when Dan approached me about potentially working together, which I was certainly not expecting.
YOUR ALBUM TITLE, I LOVE YOU BUT I MUST DRIVE OFF THIS CLIFF NOW, IS PROBABLY THE BEST ALBUM TITLE I’VE HEARD IN A LONG TIME – WHERE DID IT COME FROM?
Thank you! It started as a joke between Dan and I. We were writing a song and laughing about how melancholy the lyrics were, and sort of making fun of ourselves. So that became a joke about the album and that just stuck. And I’m glad, I love it.
YOU SEEM TO HAVE MOVED SEAMLESSLY FROM AN ACTING TO SINGING CAREER – WAS THERE EVER A POINT WITH DAN THE AUTOMATOR WHEN YOU FELT THE IMMENSE PRESSURE OF HIS PRIOR MUSICAL SUCCESS AS YOU WERE JUST STARTING OUT?
The way we made this album was so low pressure, so low key. We never really had a plan of how we were going to release it or if we were even going to release it! I always trusted that Dan would only keep going if he felt the music was good, and that really calmed any fears I had previously about how I would be perceived. If we like it, that’s what matters. And hopefully other people will as well.
ON YOUR WEBSITE YOU SEEM TO BE GEARING UP TO LAUNCH A RANGE OF WINE, PERFUME, BUBBLE BATH AND EVEN OLIVE OIL. ARE YOU LOOKING FOR PEOPLE TO RECREATE THEIR OWN GOT A GIRL LIFESTYLE?
Yes! Dan and I see this project as a bit of a meeting of the minds between the two of us. Bringing all of our likes and interests together. So we’ve worked with some really interesting people to create some small batch, hand made products. We’re sort of holding up this lifestyle but also taking the piss out of it. It’s sort of ridiculous for us to have our own olive oil, but that’s what’s fun about it.