Editor’s note: this interview happened right before the COVID-19 pandemic hit Europe.
You guys belong to a new generation of music. Would you prefer to go back 30 years in time and start there or are you happy to live in this generation?
Chibi Ichigo: I’m very happy to make music in this generation. We’re three female artists, and it wouldn’t have been as easy for us 30 years ago. If I could, I’d prefer to make music in the future. Imagine 200 years from now. You don’t know how things are going to be then. Imagine just singing in your head and people hearing it, that’d be cool.
Why is it interesting to be an artist in 2020?
IKRAAAN: People say we are the ‘coming-out’ generation. 2020 is the year to show people that we exist and we come in all shapes and colors. Even if you don’t accept it, we are here. I also use a lot of difficult topics in my songs, and 2020 is the perfect time to show that these topics aren’t taboo and that they are okay to talk about. We’re in an era where there isn’t as much racial discrimination as there used to be, but we’re also not in the era yet where everyone accepts one another. We’re in an era where we can still fight for what we stand for.
Chibi Ichigo: We’re a rebellious generation, and we can do whatever we want. I don’t feel like I have to mince matters when it comes to my lyrics or topics.