Chatterbox: Lillian Frances


Hey, tell us a bit about yourself.

Hey! I’m Lillian. I’m an electronic music producer & singer/songwriter hailing from NorCal. I used to write songs on acoustic guitar—but I got tendonitis harvesting butternut squash last summer (girthy vegetables, amirite!) and had to stop playing guitar. It’s forced me to get way close & personal w/ my bae, Ableton. When I’m not thinking about music I’m either dead, unconscious, or looking for my keys. 

Where did the new single come from?

The new single was written in an evening the day before I left for a year long trip to Spain. I got together with some friends in my hometown, laid down a simple guitar loop that’d been scratching my head for weeks, and started improvising.

Gravestone Feel is a celebration of the pure creative energy that propels life forward, and the exuberance of being wrapped up in this beautiful, limitless flow of life. It is about moving quickly, but feeling deeply. About tuning in to the generous gifts of the universe, and ebbing and flowing along the waves of higher harmonics that exist, just out of sight, all around us.

We are all headed to our gravestones quick, so it’s better to thrash through, unabashed, with dirt between our toes, than to tip toe on by.

Is there more content in the pipeline?

Oh, yeah. I’m currently in the process of filming music videos for Gravestone Feel and Bathtub Madonna (another single off the EP). Bathtub Madonna is going to be a stop motion video of two people racing through my town’s greenbelts in crazily painted claw foot bath tubs… it’s about to get real. 

What’s on the horizon for you?

Experimentation! I had a show last week, and afterwards my friend was like “I thought you were a rapper!” and I was like whaaaaa? But then I was like oh sh*t, that’d be sick. So I’ve been listening to a lot of rap lately—a genre I’ve never gotten into before—and being inspired by the lyrical genius, rhythm, and lyrical flow. If I could incorporate some of that lyrical swag into my production, that’d be tight. 

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