18. The Screamer


Mish Way is the front-woman of the band White Lung. More screamer than singer, her voice is aggressive, and powerful. But she has also struggled with vocal injury. In this episode we talk with Mish about the intersection of vocal health and vocal identity and how a punk singer recovers when she loses her voice.

Further Reading:
Mish is also a great writer and she’s written about this topic twice for The Talkhouse. One piece beautifully explains her imperative to scream, and the other delves into the powerless feeling you get when you lose your voice.


Bonus Track: One additional clip from Ellen's interview with singer Talia Billig. She talks about losing her voice and learning to work with her new voice.