Briana Marela, is from Seattle and Olympia, and her music is kind of dreamy and ambient pop. Lilac is from Seattle and her music is a bit more beat driven but still ethereal and beautiful.
Briana’s lyrics are forceful, and throughout her second album, ‘All Around Us’, traditional song structure gives way to plainspoken declarations that pull back the record’s shroud. Her first single,”Surrender” is musically delicate at first, with flickering blips and chords that float into earshot like fireflies. “Take Care of Me” is the album’s brightest and most immediate song, a buoyant celebration of friendship with a skittering beat and a warm, sweet melody. And title track “All Around Us” is a stark but inspiring beauty, built on the memory of a family member of Briana’s who passed away, and the sadness of not being able to say “goodbye” or “I love you” one last time. It is the balance of the abstract and the intimate that makes Briana Marela and ‘All Around Us’ so special.
Lilac aka Madeline Franks is a dreamy electronic solo musician who currently resides in Seattle, WA. Born in the Midwest, she grew up playing piano and singing before adding electronic instruments as a young adult. Her first solo EP Dream Journal was released in early 2015 and she is currently working on a second album.