It is an objective truth that Patti Smith is one of the coolest, most talented women in the entire universe. Don't believe it? Well, one, you are wrong and, two, check out these videos of her discussing her new album Banga. Did you know she cites the Hunger Games' Katniss Everdeen as an inspiration?

One of the best things about Smith has always been her ability to embrace current cultural phenomenons while still remaining slightly removed of them. Why would she stop now?

Watch Patti Smith Discuss Tracks Off Her Upcoming New Album, Banga [Vulture]