After getting her start as an 11-year-old bassist/vocalist in the Canadian teen pop-punk group Lillix
, Louise Burns moved on when the band splintered in the mid-2000s.
She began working as a solo artist and also joined the alt-rock trio the Blue Violets
. Her first solo record, Mellow Drama, was released in 2011 by Vancouver-based Light Organ Records
. On it Burns explored various styles, ranging from smoky jazz ballads and country laments to jangly girl group-inspired pop. Her next album, 2013's Midnight Mass, was co-produced by the Raveonettes
' Sune Rose Wagner
and featured songs driven by Burns' love of '80s synth pop. In 2017, Burns returned with her sophomore full-length, Young Mopes, which featured backing from Ladyhawk
's Darcy Hancock and Ryan Peters. Included on the album was the single "Storms." ~ Tim Sendra