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Meet Our Newest Girl Crush: Cillie Barnes

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    We don't know if her music sounds more rock or pop, if her style should be called bohemian or grunge, or whether she's influenced more by Joni Mitchell or Feist. But one thing is for sure: L.A.'s new It girl, Cillie Barnes, is straight-up cool.

    Known to old friends as Vanessa Long, the singer creates music that somehow sounds completely unique and fresh, but manages to simultaneously exude familiarity — like a favorite candy you can't resist. Living in a treehouse-like abode in Happy Valley, a hidden and primarily unknown area of Los Angeles, the West Coast songbird's already garnering quite a bit of buzz (we've even heard rumblings that she may have an Edward Sharpe collaboration in the works). We caught up with the talented babe and chatted about boys, dogs, vintage dresses, and her upcoming Happy Valley EP (due out this fall). Ready to fall as hard as we have? Get to clickin'.

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