Ahead of First Avenue’s Best New Bands of 2017, we got to ask Lady Lark a few questions. Read what they had to say below, and don’t miss them at First Avenue on Friday, January 5

Mackenzie O’Reilly: What stands out about your music compared to other artists?

Lady Lark: I think we all need permission to let go sometimes and music is my release, being Lady Lark is my excuse to let loose and I want everyone to feel the same way when I’m singing. My music is designed to make you dance, tap, or groove like no one is watching, I want everyone to feel the same joy that I do from music.

MO: What song are you most proud of?

LL: The Rhythm is the song I’m most proud of because it was the moment I found my true sound. I’ve always wanted to record and perform but didn’t know if I could capture the same magic that I love. As soon as the Rhythm was released, my musical journey began and Lady Lark was born.

MO: What are you most looking forward to when returning to First Avenue?

LL: This will be my first time on the Main Stage, which will be nothing short of a dream come true. I played 7th St Entry about a year ago but never imagined this honor could happen, it’s truly a blessing to play on such a renowned stage with great company.

MO: Are you working on any new projects you can tell us about, or is live music still your focus?

LL: I’m getting ready to release a new single just in time for the new year and I can’t wait to share it! The single will be the first track off my new album, which I’m currently recording in the studio and plan to release the summer of next year.