New Jersey Stage 2015 - Issue 11 - Page 8

“The bands and artists that captivate me are the ones who are always pushing it, always taking risks,” she continued. “A great musician can shine in any genre. I refuse to make the same record over and over — that’s not how art works for me. The worst thing an artist can do is what is expected of them.” The record’s title holds special meaning for Potter. She was born at midnight, on the cusp of Gemini and Cancer. And even though she says she’s not very much into astrology, the fact that if she had been born just a few minutes later would have changed her astrological sign has meaning for her. “From the day I was born I was ready to jump off into another thing,” said Potter. “My momentum has always been very much forward. I’m more of a river than a lake. I don’t like being stagnant. And so, for me, midnight is this transient term. It is Watch Grace Potter Perform “Biggest Fan” NewJerseyStage.com 2015 - ISSUE 11 ARTICLES 8