Yes-or-No: John Williams (Faded Paper Figures)

Indie pop trio Faded Paper Figures is anything but faded. With music having appeared on Grey’s Anatomy and The Real World, and the release of their latest EP, Remnants, this past July, the future of members Heather Alden, Kael Alden and John Williams is looking bright. Here, we interview John Williams, who also happens to be a professor at Yale and published his first book, The Buddha in the Machine, last year. Check out the full interview, plus a music video, below.

1. Do you have a favorite place to tour? – Yes
2. Do you shower every day? – No
3. Do you remember your first gig? – Yes
4. Did you always know you’re musically gifted? – Yes
5. Do you have any pre-show rituals? – Yes
6. Did you find that collaborating across coasts was beneficial to your sound? – Yes
7. Do you enjoy balancing your life as part of a band with your life as a professional? – Yes
8. Do you use public transportation? – Yes
9. Do you have a guilty pleasure? – Yes
10. Do you eat breakfast? – Yes
11. Are you religious? – No
12. Do you manage your own social media accounts? – Yes
13. If you were asked to be one of the first people to inhabit Mars, would you go? – No
14. Is there an equal dynamic between all your group members? – Yes
15. Is there an artist or band you’ve been dying to collaborate with? – Yes
16. Have you ever been fired from a job? – No
17. Are you currently in a relationship? – Yes
18. Do you enjoy creating music videos as much as you enjoy creating music? – No
19. Is your latest release, Remnants, your best yet? – No
20. Did you enjoy answering these questions? – Yes

Disclaimer: Yes-or-No is a segment in which people we select to interview are prompted with 20 questions, and they are asked to respond with either “yes” or “no.”