Why the name "Star Matriarch"?
Moving forward, I'll be using "Star Matriarch" as my band name. Many parts of the world were largely matriarchal in social structure until colonial powers stepped in. It was true for Vietnam, where my family is from, prior to Chinese influence, and now that I AM a mother, I find there is so much power from this experience that we often overlook or suppress as a society. My artistry is heavily informed by the joys of motherhood as well as every uncomfortable experience that comes with it. I mean. I fucking created 2 little people. If that's not creative power, I dunno what is.
The Red Ship reissue will be under this new moniker. Thanks for watching and listening.
PS. That beautiful background sketch was done by Tien Taylor and you can find her on IG @tientaylor