Feature image by Renee Lopez

The lion-maned Alia Zin and her Portland-grown beau Glenn Waco left the PNW for a Long Beach residence a few months ago, but we still get partial claim to her fame since putting her on for her first-ever live performances in our little city. (Remember when she rocked the stage at our all-girls lineup at #theThesis back in July?) *Cough Cough* And we’re patiently waiting for an epic homecoming show. *Cough*

Portland Director Ben Olsen shot an intimate interview with Zin that explores what continues to inspire the 21-year-old lyricist’s creations. In the 8-minute interview Zin discusses spirituality, relationships, the music industry, and how to influence the next generation of young women with her music.

Take a look:

Alia Zin Interview (8 min) from Ben Olsen on Vimeo.