At first glance, nothing grows in the desert, but that’s far from the truth. As Lyn takes on Phoenix, an oasis flourishes: greenery hems the stage from edge to edge, streetlights bask the instruments in warm hues, a flowered banner with “LYN LAPID” glows at centerpoint.

Lyn's stage design was inspired by evening walks in Central Park. Photo: Miggy Fajardo

As the bass line of “Still Into You” reverberates through the brick walls, the crowd’s excitement spills backstage into the green room, where our team assembled equipment. We were greeted by none other than Stephanie Poetri and Lyn’s band, who graciously shared the intimate space with us.

We caught glimpses of the life Lyn has been living on the road: a request for water, the arrival of food (routine mealtimes were obsolete), and zero time to waste.

Lyn floated into the room once her meet and greet came to a close–a composition of earth-toned elegance and organic softness. Fluffy dark hair, multi-colored glitter atop her eyelids, a vanilla crochet top paired with a green dress, white stompers clad upon her feet. A brown oversized varsity jacket hung loosely from her shoulders. Doors close, we begin.

Lyn’s band plugging into action (From Left to Right: Ezra S-I, Lyn Lapid, Kayla Ramilliano). Photo: Miggy Fajardo

I’ve been in music for the longest time, but it was three years ago when I seriously tried to pursue music. Ever since that moment, it’s been such a dream and honestly, I would not trade it for the world.

Lyn Lapid shows off her falsetto in "Poster Boy". Photo: Miggy Fajardo

It’s a tough decision to balance what I want to put out as a creator or a singer-songwriter—sometimes those don’t really align. But I’ve just tried to figure my way with all that, and honestly, it’s still a work in progress.

Lyn Lapid serenades fans celebrating their birthday at Rebel Lounge. Photo: Miggy Fajardo

I try not to lose myself when I’m really struggling. Going home keeps me grounded and connected with people who really fully support me.

Being there for my friends who are also creatives in the industry and vice versa is a two-way street. Whenever we’re available, we ask each other, “Hey, do you want to be in a music video? Or do you want to like, help me write a song?” Things like that.

Kayla Ramilliano on bass.
Tyler Nam on drums.
Ezra S-I on guitar.
The Rebel Lounge basked in evergreen for TLIT21C. Photo: Miggy Fajardo

To Love in the 21st Century It’s really hard to be young in this generation, and being in the dating world sucks.

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The studio supply closet TARO keychain.

I am my biggest critic. There are so many mental things that I struggle with as an artist, such as imposter syndrome and thinking if this is all worth it.

Lyn Lapid for TARO Magazine. Photo: Miggy Fajardo

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