Wila Frank

Wila Frank was raised on a farm in a rural bohemian community near the Oregon coast, where she formed a passion for classical and folk music. At 18, she moved to Nashville to record and tour with indie-folk duo Paper Wings and Civil Wars alum Joy Williams. Now 24, her debut album Black Cloud, out May 12 via Tone Tree Music, was inspired by artists like PJ Harvey and Anna Calvi just as much as the brooding soundscapes of Massive Attack and Radiohead. Though just eight tracks, the album is a resounding statement of intent, an introduction to a fully-formed voice and perspective that boasts a freewheeling ability to jump between genres and textures.


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On Music, Grief, and the Religion of Nature

By Wila Frank | May 11, 2023

On Music, Grief, and the Religion of Nature

Wila Frank writes about how songwriting helped connect her to her father after his passing.