INTERVIEW: Lillie Lemon

Hi guys, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?

We’ve been great! Thanks for checking us out.

Did any event in particular inspire the song?

This track was inspired by the East Tennessee bridge burnings of the Civil War. It’s a tragic story about the futility of the burnings themselves, and how so many families metaphorically burned bridges between one another during that time in our history.

The single comes off your new EP Aether – what´s the story behind the title?

Aether is the classical fifth element in early medieval science, and comes from the Greek word that means’the breath of the gods. We have the four primary elements represented on the EP – California Drifting is our earth song, Sinking is our water song, Can’t Get Home is our air song, and Burning Bridges is our fire song. The Greeks hypothesized that aether was all the atmosphere that fills the universe beyond the moon – what we think of as the void, or vacuum of space.

How was the recording and writing process?

It was exhausting! We decided we wanted to push this record out before going on tour, which meant several weeks of 12-hour days working on the EP. Studio time is exhilarating and exhausting.

Where did you find the inspiration for the songs and lyrics?

I don’t actively search for inspiration – most of my songs occur to me as a matter of grace. Usually, I’ll be plunking around on a guitar and a piano and some kind of vocal line will apparate, and I’ll build a song around it, but it’s rarely forced and I don’t find myself editing lyrics often, if at all.

Any plans to hit the road?

We’ll be heading out on our third cross-country tour in mid-February. You can check out our tour dates and more at, or follow us on Facebook at

What else is happening next in Lillie Lemon´s world?

We’re looking to head to the east coast for the first time this summer, so keep an eye out for future events.


About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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