Ritzy Bryan of The Joy Formidable Offers a Break-up Mixtape

I missed this story when it came out last month, but since Christmas is a time for breaking up (it usually happens after the big day but before New Year’s), I figured this might come in handy.  From Vulture:

As the front woman for the Joy Formidable — the Welsh trio whose epic melancholy made them one of the most talked-about bands at South By Southwest — Ritzy Bryan is a heartbreak specialist. In anticipation of the band’s summer tour, we asked her to curate the perfect love-gone-wrong mixtape. Though her selections appeared to come with ease (she e-mailed them in early, via iPhone, adding “I could have made a double album!”), Bryan insists she’s obsessive about her mixtape-ology. “I think variety and momentum are important,” she explains. “But you know how people say you can’t put two quiet songs together? Well, fuck that. I make my own rules.” So click through, listen, and get ready to clutch your heart.

Go here and all will be revealed.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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