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FIONN – “Little Bit of Red” (Serena Ryder)

It’s a well-established fact that twins are skilled harmonizers, and that’s only further proven by Vancouver folk-pop outfit, FIONN. The duo made up of Alanna and Brianne Finn-Morris have been singing together since their preteen years. Nodding to their roots and mixing in the degree of Celtic inspiration that their band name suggests, the duo have racked up some notable accolades recently, including opening up for Marianas Trench and appearing in Billboard. Their new album is scheduled to be released in Spring 2023 via 604 Records.

What was your first live music experience?

Our first concert was Elton John at 7 years old, which we are still very proud to say! Our first time playing live as a duo was when we started busking at Granville Island in Vancouver as teenagers.

When did you realize you wanted to be performers?

We always knew we wanted to be performers! We have a shared memory of sitting our parents down when we were in Kindergarten and telling them our long thought-out life goal to be successful singers.

Who are some of your biggest female-identifying inspirations?

We have been huge Taylor Swift fans since we were 12, and feel like she was the first female artist that really inspired us to start creating music. We’ve had so many female artists inspire us over the years, but are currently inspired by Florence and the Machine, Carly Rae Jepsen, Phoebe Bridgers, Mistki, Clairo, MUNA, SZA, Wet Leg, and Chappell Roan.

What are your memories of the Women & Songs compilation series?

We actually had a Women and Songs compilation CD when we were kids, and it was our favourite CD! We remember jamming out to it on our way to skiing lessons.

Why did you choose the song you covered for this project?

We chose “A Little Bit of Red” by Serena Ryder because it was our favourite song on the CD! We always loved the song’s moody upbeat vibe and Serena’s amazing raspy vocals. It was honestly a dream being able to record this cover!