Premiere: Lilith Shares A Cover Of “Independence Day” In New Barely Alive Session

Mike Mehalick January 22, 2020 News No Comments


Back in July, we were first introduced to Boston rockers Lilith ahead of their latest LP, Safer Off. Now, the duo of Hannah Liuzzo and Kelsey Rose Francis are hitting 2020 with something a little bit softer since last we heard from them, but just as impactful.

Lilith recently stopped by the Barely Alive studio to track their rendition of Elliot Smith’s “Independence Day.” SIMGE is happy to host the live cut’s premiere today.

Filmed by Chris Tremblay and directed/edited by Cait Brown, the intimate take captures Lilith’s natural chemistry beautifully as their piano/bass arrangement more than does justice to the original.

The band details; “We covered ‘Independence Day’ by Elliott Smith because I finally sold my stupid French horn that’s been collecting dust in a basement since I graduated college and bought my dream stage piano, a Roland RD-2000!! I’ve been working my chops back up (piano was my first instrument) by doing keyboard arrangements of songs that I love, but Will Never Be a Good Enough Guitar Player to play well. And there’s so much Elliott Smith that falls under this category… really the majority of his rep is really f*cking hard on guitar. I was happy with how the piano arrangement came out, so we decided to give it a little spotlight.”

Watch Lilith cover “Independence Day” below and snag your copy of their latest LP here.

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Mike is a graduate of the School Of Visual Arts with a BFA in Film & Video focused on screenwriting. His career stops have included editing positions at AOL, The Huffington Post, and BuzzFeed. He regularly contributes to a variety of outlets. Follow him @mmehalick

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