I’ve never not had it. It’s strange talking about it because it’s just part of who I am. It’s a reflection of how I feel when I play music. But the thing is, if I was doing it as a dude, it would be normal. Since I’m a girl, it’s not the most seen thing, so maybe that’s why people notice it.
Playing live is really the only time I get to let the fuck go. There are definitely times, as a girl, that I see pictures of myself and I’m like, ‘Oh, Este, maybe you want to reel it in a little bit. Maybe concentrate on not letting go so much.’ The problem with that is, when I concentrate on that, I’m not concentrating on having fun, and that’s totally reflected in my performance. It’s definitely not going anywhere, so if people don’t like it, they can shut the fuck up.