MUSICIAN PROFILE [PREVIEW]: "Do You Want to Be Dead or a Monster?" An Interview With Jen Goma

When Jen Goma, alias Showtime Goma, describes her transition from being one of many members of the band A Sunny Day in Glasgow to writing and producing her own record, she characterizes herself as initially a “reluctant solo artist.” As she tells it, the development of her debut album, Smiley Face, happened not as a conscious decision to strike out on her own, but more of Goma continuing to write her own material until she felt compelled to share it.
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Looking back on the making of Smiley Face, Goma remarks, “I was writing about making something, about willing something into existence. [...] Everything in my life that I do—it makes sense that I would make a record.” Citing the philosophy of history, Goma characterizes her solo career as “the most recent lie,” and “just [my] most recent version of the story. Even seeing myself as a solo artist is a really new idea to me...”

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