What a great name, right? The description makes Erin Hill sound vaguely like Joanna Newsom, who is the only other contemporary musician of whom I know that is a frequent user of the harp. I love Joanna Newsom, so this is a good sign.
Erin has a great story; according to her Dragon*Con profile, her “recent Kickstarter project, ‘Erin Hill (the Sci-Fi Harp Girl) makes a Music Video Album,’ ended in the Top 40 of Kickstarter’s Most Successful music projects ever. USA Today premiered the music video for Erin’s song ‘Lookout, Science’ as an exclusive in April 2012 and it was featured on the Kickstarter blog in May 2012.”
This is the video that was a result of that Kickstarter project, and it is 100% delightful:
Wasn’t that so pleasant? Also that older woman with the red hair is Marni Nixon, who is famous for being the singing voice behind many fabulous movie musical leading ladies, such as Audrey Hepburn in My Fair Lady and Natalie Hill in West Side Story. Fun fact!
Also Erin Hill has been in some of my favorite Broadway musicals, including the Sam Mendes Cabaret revival and also Urinetown. ERIN HILL BE MY BEST FRIEND. Seriously this woman should be my new best friend–let us be friends, Erin.
Here is some more of her music, which I am 100% loving because, hello, Broadway-veteran, sci-fi loving HARPIST.
Also this is fun!
So, now I have a giant girl crush y’all.
TWO THUMBS UP. EVERYONE GO SEE HER LET US ALL GO SEE HER LET US DO IT.