Tasha Talks with Lillie West (Lala Lala) for the Talkhouse Podcast

Two rising stars from the Chicago music scene compare notes on their wild rides to success.

For our fifth consecutive year there, the Talkhouse Podcast squad rolled out to the fantastic Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago last month to record artists in conversation backstage.

Over the years, this series has featured talks between Brian Wilson & Carly Rae Jepsen, Kamasi Washington & Thundercat, HAIM and Chvrches, and many more.

This week’s show features two young Chicago singer-songwriters who are both blowing up fast: Tasha and Lala Lala’s Lillie West. The two chopped it up on how much they’re learning all the time as their careers explode (including adjusting to having teams working around them); dealing with impostor syndrome; and the perils of making jokes onstage. Their talk also took in Jack White’s technophobia, the pluses and minuses of freeing the nipple onstage, and Marie Kondo-ing your Instagram.

Check it out, and subscribe now to stay in the loop on future episodes of the Talkhouse Podcast.
— Elia Einhorn, Talkhouse Podcast host and producer @eliaeinhorn

This episode was recorded by Joe Darnaby and Mark Yoshizumi, and co-produced by Mark Yoshizumi, Annie Fell, and Elia Einhorn.

Our theme song was composed and performed by The Range.

Big thanks to Pitchfork Music Festival for hosting Talkhouse.

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