Whether you know her from her from her music or you know her from Big Brother, Jenn “JennCity” Arroyo is a force to be reckoned with. I was lucky enough to ask the Big Brother 14 badass some questions about life, music, and of course, BB. Keep reading to find out some inside dirt, but if you’re a hater… well YOU CAN FUCKING SUCK IT!!!
First, let’s talk music. How is the new project going, and how would you describe to your fans?
Hey! Yes, I’m really excited about my new project, JENNCiTY. It’s more rock n roll with metal sprinkles on top. It’s like a dirty, sexy, good time. Someone said to me that it was like if Joan Jett and Deftones were to make babies. I’m very cool with that set up.
What’s good with Suicide City? Anything news on that front to look forward to?
Ahh.. my dear Suicide City. I wish I could tell you. We are on hiatus and I really don’t see when or how we could all do it again but, you never say never in this business. That band will forever have my heart and I loved every crazy moment of it.
I imagine one of the hardest things about being in the Big Brother house is not being able to listen to music for so long… Who were the first bands/artists you listened to once you got home?
That was THE WORST. No music. Couldn’t bring or play any instruments.. SO BRUTAL. The first jam I threw on was Pantera’s Great Southern Trendkill. I love that album so much. It was very fitting for the moment. Next up was Bleeding Through, some older Fear Factory, SNOT, and Deftones. Pretty sure some AC/DC was in there too. ;)
I interviewed Morgan and Mercedes Lander a while back, and they said that you were one of the few former members they keep in touch with. How was it when you first left Kittie, and what is your relationship with them like now?
Well leaving the band was one of the toughest decisions I’ve ever made professionally. I loved the girls (still do) but, I had to make a decision for myself. I wanted to branch out when it came to songwriting and the situation at the time was a bit bleak when it came to all the troubles with the label the band was on. I had started working with Billy and the boys and was really excited with the music we were coming up with and the vibe was just right. I wanted to do something different so, when it came to telling the girls I was leaving, it wasn’t pretty at first but, we worked it all out. They understand where I was coming from and hey look, the ladies are still killing it. I love the new album “I Failed You.” When it came to Big Brother, they were very stoked for me as well. So, it’s all good in the hood.
So, I’ve heard that you didn’t go the traditional audition route for Big Brother… What made you want to give the game a try?
Yeah.. wow.. A casting director found me after I posted “Happy Birthday” on someone’s Facebook page. It went from an email, the next day a Skype chat, then plane tickets to head to LA to take a bunch of tests to make sure I was crazy enough to do the show. Ha!
I couldn’t ignore the fact that this would be a once in a lifetime experience to do so I was absolutely on board. It came at a perfect time in my life to do it so, I went for it!
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