By Claire Heleniak
Blondshell, the stage name of Sabrina Teitelbaum, an independent indie artist, made her first ACL debut on weekend 2 of ACL on the Miller Lite Stage at 2:00 PM. Blondshells’ appearance comes just before the release of her next single “Cartoon Earthquake.” Three singles, “Sepsis” “Olympus” and “Kiss City” are available to stream on all platforms. I had the pleasure of catching up with Blondshell after her weekend 2 set and here’s what she had to say.
When asked, “If you had to pick a song to describe how your ACL is going, what song would you pick and why?” She was excited to answer, “ “Anna Calls From The Arctic” by Dry Cleaning because I just saw Wet Leg and I loved their set. It reminded me of that song.”
Blondshell’s support of fellow artists continues as she tells us about her role models in the music industry,
“There’s a lot of people who do well supporting young women artists. PJ Harvey does that and I look up to her.”
Austin Woman seeks to support and empower women, so we asked “What is your advice for emerging female artists?” Blondshell passionately answered, “Somebody told me to put out the songs you would be proud to show your friends. That stuck with me.”
Music has the power to speak to us at any stage of our life. For Blondshell, “I started recording music when I was 18 and this project has been in the works for the last 2 years. I started playing instruments when I was young.” She tells us about growing up playing guitar and piano.
I had the privilege of seeing Blondshell’s performance on the Miller Lite Stage at 2:00 PM on Friday, October 14, 2022. She played her singles and some of her songs from her upcoming projects.
The world should get ready for Blondshell because “Cartoon Earthquake comes out next week and more coming in the next year!” She went on to tell us that the color that portrays her new music is “red because it has this electrical charge that’s powerful.”