Coachella Q&A: Marian Hill

Coachella Q&A: Marian Hill

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Every move by Philly duo Marian Hill showcases their evolving unique take on electronic pop. Whether going straight for the romantic jugular or flitting between emotive electronica and jittery, after-hours RnB, these two will steel your heart at breakneck speed.

We couldn’t pass up the opportunity to speak with Marian Hill before their Coachella debut. Here’s a peek into their experience, leading up to their performance this weekend:

Where were you when you first heard you'll be playing Coachella?

On our last tour!! First tour bus, first was a good day.

When the Coachella lineup was announced, what's the best reaction you received from a fan, friend, or family member?

We had a lot of fans asking if our friend Lauren would be joining us which is always fun...

Are you a Coachella newbie? If so, what are you most excited or most nervous about? 

We are very much newbies!! Just excited to see what the fuss is about. Also it’s dope that it’s live-streamed everywhere - feels like a really dope opportunity to showcase our new tour before we bring it around the country.

What's in your Coachella survival bag and does that bag include any extra special add-ons for your set that we can look forward to?

J- survival bag will contain sunscreen, water, peppermint tea, a pass that gets me into an air conditioned room/my hotel room, and sunglasses. I’ll also have a Prophet 6 synth that will be a new edition to our live setup!

S- sunglasses. Lipstick. Water.

Describe how you envision the day of your performance to go:

9AM: J: sleeping

         S: hopefully sleeping

11AM: J: sleeping

          S: trying to sleep but ultimately stressing about the performance

1PM: J: waking up/lunch

          S: really starting to stress about the performance. Probably starting hair and makeup

3PM: either playin set or exploring for the rest of the day

If you could have any celebrity front row during your show who would it be?

J- Brockhampton

S- Beyoncé . Obviously . But maybe it’s better she wasn’t because then I’d be too nervous.

Out of all of your fellow Coachella artists performing, whose show are you most looking forward to watching?

Oh man...Brockhampton, Beyonce, Vince Staples, Hundred Waters...and probably more we’re not thinking of!

What was the last song you listened to on repeat?

J- The new drake, nice for what! Obsessed.

S- new Kacey Musgraves - Space Cowboy

If you could partner with any brand, who would it be and why?

J- Y-3. I love Yohji, he’s a genius.

S- hmmmm. Alexander McQueen , Comme des Garçons

Post-Coachella, anything exciting on the horizon we should know about and share with the universe?

Our new album UNUSUAL is out on May 11!! It’s a strange beautiful creature and we can’t wait to introduce it to the world.

Describe yourself with three emojis.


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