Sofi Chetrar: Having such a strong passion for music and acting, how easy is it for you to juggle the two? Do you prefer to focus on one project at a time, or do you feel comfortable doing them simultaneously?
Rainsford: I am the kind of person that prefers to stay busy. If I don’t have a product to work on, I feel like I’m wasting time, so for me being able to act and make music is really fulfilling. I also foster kittens, garden, dance, exercise, hike, sew clothes… I don’t want to feel limited to just one thing.
SC: Living in LA, do you feel influenced by the city, and how do your surroundings impact your work?
R: Absolutely! I love Los Angeles and have a beautiful backyard filled with fruit trees overlooking Echo Park Lake, which I find very inspiring. I also love all the weird things you can find to do in LA; the city doesn’t feel as manicured as many Metropolitan areas do. There is nature everywhere that is growing because it wants to, not because somebody planted it. I also really love my friend group here, they constantly bring me joy and inspiration.
SC: Your heartfelt duet with Anna of the North in your recently released song Brutal is truly beautiful. Where did the idea for this collaboration come from?
R: I wrote the song originally with Charlotte Laurence. We wanted to get into the studio together for a while and when we finally made it happen, we started the session by venting about what was going on in our lives at the time. I spent the first half an hour or so writing lyrics on my laptop as Charlotte was telling me about her life. We laid down the demo that day and I knew I wanted to keep it a two-female duet. I was so thrilled when I dm-ed Anna of the North on Instagram and she was interested in being featured. I’ve been a fan of hers for years.