Ilana Herst (Brooklyn, New York) is often compared to Ruston Kelly and The Goo Goo Dolls, but those in the know will also find traces of James Taylor and Jackson Browne in her layered and emotional lyrical style. Herst's original music is featured in indie film soundtracks, premiered at film festivals, and has received radio airplay. Most recently, Ilana completed recording her second EP, Flowers for the Battle Born, debuting in November 2021.
Ilana's passion is songwriting for today's artists. From collaborative work to signed and sealed singles ready to play, Ilana stays current and intuitive about the needs and style of each artist. She is also excited to learn more about the particulars of composing for film and dreams of recording her work with a full orchestra.
Songwriters who came before me
The way notes work together, creating something new where before nothing existed
Ilana's original song, "All That She Is," as well as four other original compositions, was featured in the film Zena in 2015.