First/Last – Llore

April 3, 2017

“Maker of dreamy folk songs.”

Llore is the moniker of Pittsburgh folk singer-songwriter Amanda Collins who is set to release her debut EP entitled Fictional Creature this Thursday (4/6) with a release show at The Glitter Box Theater in Oakland with guests The Herbal Remedies. I want to thank Amanda for taking the time to participate in this edition of First/Last.

  • The first album you ever bought?
  • I can’t remember… probably something by Mariah Carey.
  • Your last album bought?
  • Lemonade by Beyonce, which was actually given to me as a gift, but then all my cd players broke. The last album I downloaded via a streaming service was Advisory Committee by Mirah.
  • Favorite album of all time?
  • I am incapable of choosing one and it is never the same one.
  • Least favorite/most disappointing album?
  • I think the only times I felt disappointed by an album were times when I wasn’t ready to allow an artist to continue to grow and wanted them to keep making similar music which is more about me than about those artists.
  • First concert attended?
  • NSYNC at the Civic Arena.
  • Last concert?
  • Mirah at Brillobox.
  • Favorite concert ever?
  • Jenny Lewis in 20?? or Beyonce this past summer. I cried at both.
  • Least favorite concert?
  • Probably Brittany Spears which I skipped my first middle school dance for. I don’t remember why this happened, but I had serious FOMO.
  • Favorite thoughts, experiences about Pittsburgh?
  • My favorite things about Pittsburgh are the relationships I have with other strong, creative and inspiring women and the relief and joy in experiencing spring after the long and grey winters.
  • Thanks, Amanda. That Jenny Lewis show fantastic. I met her afterwards and she couldn’t have been more nice.