Alison Mosshart on feeling immortal and always changing

Alison Mosshart on feeling immortal and always changing

Things I Learned Along The Way — Huck's Fiftieth Anniversary Special collects lessons learned and creative advice from fifty of the most inspiring people we know. Each day we'll be sharing a new excerpt from the magazine. Today, Alison Mosshart remembers being awe-struck by London, then realises she still is now.

#13 – Alison Mosshart

Alison Mosshart moved from Florida to London at the age of 20 with little more than a desire to make music. Sleeping on sofas, writing music and filling up sketchbooks, Mosshart didn’t know where she was going, but she felt immortal either way. Since then she’s released four albums with Jamie Hince as The Kills and more than settled in. All those experiences, she says, keep changing you:

“It wasn’t scary – it should’ve been. Lots of shitty things happened – I got chased, someone tried to drag me in their car. I got mugged numerous times. But that kind of shit just brushes off you and then you’re out walking on your own in the dark all by yourself again like none of it fucking happened. That’s what being twenty is, I suppose, it’s kinda feeling like you’re immortal. It was all just completely emotion-fuelled and beautiful and wild. Moving to London was a big change but it seemed completely natural and I think, ten years later, it’s still like that. I think you change throughout your entire life, you can’t help but take in all the things you’ve learnt and seen and done and let them shape you in some way.”

This is just a short excerpt from Huck’s Fiftieth Special Issue, a collection of fifty personal stories from fifty inspiring lives.

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