Artist: Zander Hawley
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Latest Album: When I Get Blue
Personal Nicknames: Z
If you could safely have any animal in the world as a pet, which would you choose?
That Melanie Griffith-lion relationship was always super interesting to me, but I’d probably want a lady lion instead of a guy.
Do your socks always match?
If you could have a superpower, what would you choose?
Whatever gets me on the X-Men.
Which describes you as a kid — tree climber, video gamer, or book reader?
Book reader. Books would distract me from anything I was supposed to be doing — my parents tell me they would come into my room to find that I’d put on maybe half an outfit before the book took over.
Who was the best teacher you ever had — and why?
Vanessa Mancinelli, senior year high school literature teacher, because she had even more fun reading than I did.
What’s your favorite city?
I was born in New York, but only lived there for the first five years of my life, so whenever I go back, I’m always hit by a strong sense of nostalgia. Last time I was there, I saw Springsteen play for the first time, so that pretty much sealed it.
Boots or sneakers?
Which brothers do you prefer — Avett, Wood, Stanley, Comatose, or Louvin?
Oh man, can I write in a different set? I’d probably choose the Grimms or the Summers.
Head or heart?
I wish I could say both, but I have to say heart.