TWENTY

Today on Late Homework we are featuring an episode of Lily Richard's web series, Twenty, entitled "Liz".

When asked about which episode would fit best with our Light & Dark theme,

"I think an episode that would fit well would be episode 9. Its one of the easiest to grasp out of context and it has a good mixture of light and dark in terms of individual relationships. I.e. Good people, bad people, and how no one is really one or the other. It also deals with how people change and how the past informs our decisions and who we try to be," - LR

"My goal for Twenty is to open a doorway for comedies that are relatable to everyone while highlighting the experience of LGBT women in today’s world. As a now 22-year-old proud member of the LGBT community, I wish that something similar to ‘Twenty’ had been available to me when I was growing up" Quote from Lily's Directorial Statement (read the whole statement on Twenty's website).

You can also check out the entire series on Twenty's Youtube Channel.

Mariami Bibilouri

Our featured music this week is by the artist Mariami Bibilouri. Enjoy!

Best Friend

This song is about breaking up w/ BAE and shedding a layer of skin and becoming a new person. It takes that concept (which is rather deep) and makes it fun + light hearted. 

Mariami penned Best Friend as an ode to a love lost. This upbeat summer anthem is a soulful and bubbling testament to her ability to start fresh and growth thick skin when she needs to! Best Friend appeared on her sophomore GATES, which Apple music featured in their 2016 WWDC Keynote.

Mariami’s second EP, VORTEX, is a visceral, atmospheric journey of nostalgia and a progressive exploration of the self—the truest form of the phrase, ‘I am’. Her fusion of Eastern Europe (she is a Georgian native) with a striking urban influence is all too unfamiliar, yet not at all incongruous with today’s sonic palette. Mariami’s voice and total offerings hover over the most popular sounds of our time—she is easily accessible, yet refreshingly out of reach from the mainstream. 

While painting the vivid image of a past life, Mariami experiments in world-bridging as she pairs her Georgian roots with elements of the urban modern.

The Life I Always Fantasized

This song is about immigrating from my country. My family fled a war when the Soviet Union collapsed and this song I wrote for my new EP, Vortex, is about growing up an immigrant, going for my dreams, and feeling different but loving the shoes I'm in.

Check out the rest of Mariami's freshly released EP, Vortex on SoundCloud and learn more at her website.