The excitement that I experience when I become privy to a new artist or musician has never been so strong as since I have lived in Oakland and begun outstretching all my little tentacles into the local songwriters scene. I have experienced so much talent piled into tiny little rooms, busting at the seams with love of music and community. So today I sit in front of my computer to relish in the beauty of one such talented lass, Lila Rose; a recent transplant to the Bay Area, she has devoured my heart with not just her luscious vocals and gut wrenching instrumentals, but her insatiable urge to create honest and integral music that is no doubt pushing boundaries across the board. In 2012 Lila Rose released her debut full length album, Heart Machine, and I can honestly say that this album will be stuck on repeat in my itsy bitsy apartment, driving my lovebirds mad for weeks to come. Reminiscent of electro indie pop favorites, CocoRosie and Bjork, this album somehow manages to find the sweet spot with an organic and electro fusion. Featuring full orchestral ensembles, energetic beats for those inclined to dance, and sweet Lila all by her lonesome on acoustic guitar, they highlight her sometimes intimidating and always ethereal vocal range. I might even be so bold as to call this album INTERSTELLAR, as one could quite possibly hit play, close their eyes, astral project into the night and tour the skies to visit those wise old souls that came before, and those that inevitably will come to be after each of us have bit the dust. Lila and all the countless other talented folks that brought this album into fruition have done us a great justice, and so now I beckon you to do yourself a favor and check out the music video below for her hit single, Obsession; but don’t stop there, listen to each track, share with a friend and I promise they’ll thank you later. Lastly, instead of spending $30-80 on tickets for an overplayed band at The Fox, stay tuned to her website for upcoming shows and do your part to support our local music scene by snuggling up in the front row for an epic live performance by a local treasure. -s2
A beautifully written, flattering write-up on Heart Machine by Indie Mayhem!
Thankyou thankyou blush blush ;)