World War Music – interview with Biet Simkin

Flavius Vegetius Renatus famously stated, “Si vis pacem, para vellum” or “If you want peace, prepare for war.” What he failed to mention is that there are and will always be wars to be fought. The writers here at POLKADOT bring war to your world, picking apart and analyzing, criticizing or praising, the work of artists who in turn wage their own battles, dedicating themselves to their particular aspirations.

Today, POLKADOT introduces you to Biet Simkin, the name behind the music of a New York City band: WORLD WAR. We had an opportunity to interview Biet about her music and she surprised us by astutely asserting that “the real world war is internal. Just over the years I have become less hard on the edges. I maintain that we are all at war with something great.” She describes her own music as romantic and simple but with a heartbreak beat.