Lillian Frances

  • Genre
  • Electronic
  • Awards and Nominations
    • SAMMIES 2019 Nominee★ Electronica/Experimental ★
    • SAMMIES 2019 Nominee★ New Artist ★
  • Musicians
    • Lillian Frances — guitar, producer, synthesizer, vocals
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Q & A

All-time favorite song?


WOW. Hard hitters over here. Let's say "Norwegian Wood" by the Beatles.

How do you describe your music to people?


Synth pop a la Grimes meets Regina Spektor.

Tell us about how you first started gigging.


I started playing open-mics around where I went to school in Los Angeles (as soon as I acquired the false identification necessary to gain access to the bars). I started off playing acoustic sets, but after a bout of tendonitis I had to switch over to electronic. Since 2016, I've been playing venues, festivals, house concerts, streets, bathtubs around the West Coast.

Tell us about your best gig in Sac.


I played at this year's Porch Fest and the vibe was just so good. Beautiful day, beautiful people, an absolute treat to be part of.

Tell us about your worst gig.


LOL. I performed at a radio station once and didn't realize the entire hour I was in there was going to be aired unedited, so between songs there was just minutes of silence, me boop-beeping different instruments, stopping songs halfway and going, "DANG, I just butchered that one, can I start over?" and saying stuff like "WOW, I am slobbering all over this microphone." Listening to it later on air was painful. Hilarious, but painful.

What artist or band are you a little embarrassed to love, and why?


I'm not embarrassed of anything I love, ESPECIALLY not Fergie.

What was the first song you learned to play?


"Talk Tonight" by Oasis.

What's next for you?


Working on my debut album; YO, IT'S LIT.

What's the story behind your stage name?


I got it from my mamma.

What's your favorite local artist/group?


I am such a huge fan of So Much Light, Make Belief, Spacewalker, Sea of Bees, Hobo Johnson and Tre Burt.

Who are your biggest influences?


Sylvan Esso, Lorde, Billie Eilish, Kanye West, the Beatles, the Shins.

Who first inspired you to play music?


Taylor Swift.

Words to live by?


Practicing sure as f*ck won't make you worse.

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