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🎵 IT214: Too Much To Ask (A 2000s Memoir)
✏️ Lily Taylor
🗓 20.01.24

Lily is an illustrator and 3D artist based in Toronto, Canada.

Hey Lily. Can you tell us a little bit about your tape and your song selections?

This tape was inspired by that feeling of loneliness, your first crush, and the dramatics that can only come from being in high school. I remember listening to these songs on repeat anytime I felt moody (which was often), and I know most millennials will relate to this playlist in the same way.

What direction did you take with your cover art, and what was your process?

I was inspired by my childhood bedroom which had purple walls, and sheer blinds over the windows. I had posters of music I definitely did not listen to, to feel edgy and cool. I referenced a photo I took of my current bedroom when I woke up early and the sun was just starting to rise, I thought the colours were a great representation of that muted emo feeling.

What are your fave album covers, records with a great music and artwork combo, or musical projects with a visual component?

Whoa, Nelly! – Nelly Furtado
2000, DreamWorks Records
Art Dir: Kevin Reagan
Design: Kevin Reagan / Matthew Lindauer
Photography: Reggie Cassagrande

How I'm Feeling Now – Charli XCX
2020, Atlantic / Asylum Records
Creative Dir: Jed Skrzypczak
Photography: Huck Kwong

Igor – Tyler, The Creator
2019, Columbia
Layout: Darren Vongphakdy, Phil Toselli, Tyler Okonma
Photography: Luis "Panch" Perez

Motomami – Rosalía
2022, Columbia / Sony Music
Creative Dir: Ferrán Echegaray, Pili Vila, Rosalía Vila
Graphic Design – Viktor Hammarberg Photography By – Daniel Sannwald

What did you listen to growing up?

LOTS of Avril Lavigne, Metric, Missy Elliot, Animal Collective, MGMT, Coldplay, Rihanna

And what’s on heavy rotation for you at the moment?

I’m an insane person who jumps from genre to genre from day to day haha.

Some examples:

Creed, Bush, Breaking Benjamin, System of a Down, Three Days Grace.

Rosalia, Fever Ray, Death Grips, Lala Lala, MGMT.

What’s happening in your creative world at the moment?

I’m currently at school again doing a Graduate certificate in Computer Animation! On the side I still do some designing and illustrating, mostly for my friends at High Tide (DJ team).

Where can we find you?

My insta: @lilyetayl

Thanks Lily 👋🏽

The Goo Goo Dolls - Iris / The Fray - You Found Me / Avril Lavigne - I'm with You / Radiohead - Thinking About You / Dave Matthews Band - Crash into Me / Howie Day - Collide / Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars / Hellogoodbye - Here (In Your Arms) / Lifehouse - You And Me / blink-182 - I Miss You / Hoobastank - The Reason / The Killers - Glamorous Indie Rock & Roll / Plain White T's - Hey There Delilah / The Script - Breakeven / Natalie Imbruglia - Torn / Alanis Morissette - Head over Feet / The Cranberries - Linger / Broken Social Scene - Anthems For A Seventeen Year-Old Girl / Sixpence None The Richer - Kiss Me / Coldplay - Sparks / Iron & Wine - Flightless Bird, American Mouth / Vanessa Carlton - A Thousand Miles ︎