Graeme Flegenheimer, Getty Images Throughout her career, singer-songwriter…
- Posted on Jul 26th 2010 4:44AM by Chris Cope
The Throwing Muses frontwoman had suffered from the disorder since the age of 14, admitting that her songs have been directly affected as a result.
And the singer-guitarist, who has enjoyed a profitable solo career alongside her work in Throwing Muses, has also spoken of her relief of now being "essentially cured."
Talking to the Guardian about receiving acupuncture, she said, "When I shut my eyes I knew that my body was in a different position to me, over here [points to her right]. And when I opened them I could see the meat bag that I was used to being over here [points left]. I had a woman treat me on tour for months, and eventually that body [points right] moved into this one [points left] and I no longer had any bipolar symptoms. That's all I know, except that the energy – there's no other word for it – feels like race cars driving around your outline."
She added, "I feel like music is real and bipolar disorder is not any longer. I hated the connection between mental illness and art. I couldn't stand that you had to be sick in order to create beauty, or confused to create truth. It made no sense. It was a huge relief to be essentially cured."
Throwing Muses are currently back in the studio recording their first album since their (second) self-titled album, which was released in 2003.