Singer-Songwriter Hillary Capps combines thoughtful lyricism with clean, soaring vocals and catchy melodies – captivating audiences with her alluring alternative pop songs.
Originally from Vermont and raised in a musical family, Capps began performing at age 16. After relocating to NYC, she released an album of jazz standards, A Perfect Dozen (2008), followed by a selection of her favorite covers called Playlist(2010). Following these early projects Capps joined the rock band Cheers to Fall which then led her to form her own band.
Capps’ first full-length album, The Wishing Forest (2014), was recorded in Brooklyn, NY at Vinegar Hill Sound by Reed Black (Saves the Day), and mixed at the legendary Electric Lady Studios by Grammy-winning engineer Michael Brauer (Coldplay, John Mayer, Christina Perri, The Rolling Stones).
Since the release of The Wishing Forest Capps has been featured on The Deli, Baeble Music, Hype Machine, American Songwriter, M Music & Musicians, ARTISTDirect and Impose Magazine, as well as hundreds of college radio stations across the US. She has performed locally and nationally at venues including The Knitting Factory, Webster Hall, Rockwood Music Hall, Mercury Lounge and The Hotel Cafe, as well as SXSW, CMJ, CBGB and NORTHSIDE Festivals.
This year Hillary Capps follows up her debut album with two brand new singles: “Last Call,” a song about learning to listen to yourself in a world that is constantly telling you how to act and feel, and “Magic,” a song about having faith without a rulebook.
“Hauntingly melodic” – Impose Magazine
“A voice delicate enough to calm a hurricane” – Baeble Music
“Capps effectively blends indie-pop sensibilities and textures – ambient synthesizers and drum machines abound – with hints of R&B and jazz that shine through celestial sounding vocal melodies” – The Deli