In 2019, Van Plating returned from a nine-year musical hiatus with her self-titled LP. Influenced by folk traditions and contemporary Americana alike, she wasn’t quite sure how her return would be received—both due to the length of time she’d spent away and for a change in musical styles. Prior to her hiatus, Van Plating was known as a headlight shone upon the indie rock scene with her band, Pemberly. Well, the history’s been written, and her return was well-received. Plating warm, eclectic songwriting and her masterful navigation of her music transcends genres. Today, she continues to impress, such as with her latest singles, ‘Fallin’ Angel’ and ‘The Way Down’.
Today, Van Plating joins our ‘FFS 5’ family, diving deeper into her new music, her influences, and the past year and a half or so.