Whether 你 like to sing in the car, the 淋浴 或者 in front of a huge karaoke crowd -- have 你 ever really paid attention to the lyrics of your 最喜爱的 songs?
Well, actress/singer Alice Dranger
is back and doing exactly that. In fact, she continues to ruin them for everyone in the all-new Season Two of her original YouTube series, “Girl Ruins Your 最喜爱的 Songs.”
Directed 由 Erin Ryan, Alice and her bestie, Rachanee Lumayno, set out to sing some of their fav’s, but it doesn’t take long before the duo discover something isn’t quite right.
Previously, Alice brought big laughs to online audiences with her viral video, “Opposing Images: Women Attempt 蜘蛛 Woman Cover Art,” which examines the anatomical accuracy of the cherished comic book series cover.
I recently had a chance to catch up with Alice Dranger to find out more: Tell us about “Girl Ruins Your 最喜爱的 Songs.”
ALICE: “Girl Ruins Your 最喜爱的 Songs” is about two besties who have participated in a YouTube challenge to play a song they know, but not so well, and their struggle to get through the challenge as they keep realizing that there are parts of the song's lyrics that don't make any sense. Why did 你 want to create this series?
ALICE: I wanted to create this series because I feel like Pop 音乐 is a really good indicator of the water we're swimming in, as it were. I 爱情 literature and 诗歌 and analyzing it, and its relation to culture, and I couldn't quite turn off that part of my brain when listening to Pop Music. I also 爱情 Karaoke, so while 唱歌 Karaoke I would start to notice things about songs that I'd known for years, and I'd have these moments of "Is THAT what they're saying?" And, there are also a handful of songs that have always bothered me because of various messages about them. Some of the songs can get a little feminist 或者 political, and some of the songs, I just wanted to share my own revelations about what I'd realized the song was saying. How do 你 decide on which songs to take-on?
ALICE: So, the songs we decide on are based on two things: this ever growing 列表 I've been sort of mentally carrying around since I don't even know when, at least since high school, of lyrics that bothered me; and on personal experiences I had around the time I wrote the episodes.
So, Taylor Swift's “Love Song” and John Mayor's “Daughters” have always bothered me and I really wanted to take those two songs on. Whereas “Get Lucky” came out of a conversation with one of my best 老友记 while we were driving and “MMMBop” came out of a conversation with an old roommate of mine who really loved Hanson. Any interesting stories from the set 你 can share with us?
ALICE: Oh man, we had a ton of fun on set! Rachanee has a great sense of humor and is super observational and we're 老友记 from a 前一个 project; and Erin Ryan, our director, is hilarious. And Ryan, our incredible DP, had this collection of funny one-liners he'd just interject at random. So we all got along really well and would always be messing and joking around. What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learned from creating and starring in this series?
ALICE: The biggest lesson I've learned from this is actually the amount of songs that DO make sense that I thought didn't. Like, I actually developed a newfound appreciation for a lot of pop songs and artists through this. I also really learned a lot about which songs are and aren't problematic, and it was interesting to delve into a song and really analyze and break down all the reasons it felt...off. And, now just for fun:
Who’s your 最喜爱的 actor/actress?
ALICE: My 最喜爱的 actor is Viola Davis! Favorite movie 或者 TV 显示 from your childhood.
ALICE: My 最喜爱的 TV 显示 from childhood is probably “Xena: Warrior Princess.” I watched it in syndication and I LOVED it. What role from the past do 你 wish 你 could have played?
ALICE: I wanted to be Xena. And of course, I think my brother would give me a hard time if I didn't mention how much I loved “The Lion King” as a kid. Tell us one thing that would surprise our readers to learn about you.
ALICE: I think people would be surprised to know that I competed in gymnastics for about 4 years. I never fell off the beam in competition.
[b]How can 粉丝 keep up with you?
ALICE: 粉丝 can keep up with me 由 following me on Instagram: @6impossiblethingsb4breakfast link
Twitter: @AliceDranger link
或者 my website: https://adranger.wixsite.com/mysite link
Watch "Girl Ruins Your 最喜爱的 Songs" now on YouTube: link
'Girl Ruins Your Favorite Songs'