A talented keyboard player with a soft spot for vintage synths, Stephanie Brown aka Lips performed extensively in her native New Zealand before moving to New York and forming the soul blues act Fredericks Brown in 2007. In 2010, Brown decided to take the leap and make music in her own right.

Characterized by a giant pair of lips on legs, Lips is that solo persona. Having already won comparisons to the likes of Oh Land and Little Dragon, hers is a unique sound characterized by masterful songwriting and a sly sense of humor. Whether it’s loneliness or love, anger of happiness, Brown has a knack for capturing the bittersweet nuances of life and putting them to song.

Here’s Brooklyn-based Lips with an infectious cover of Frank Ocean‘s Super Rich Kids. Watch out for her!