Skyline Sessions

Video: Britta Phillips Performs In The Geary Studio

The Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter visited Houston Public Media while on tour in May.

After providing the singing voice of Jem in the ’80s cartoon Jem and the Holograms, and acting alongside Justine Bateman, Julia Roberts and Liam Neeson in the 1988 movie Satisfaction, Britta Phillips took a hard veer into the indie world, making music with husband Dean Wareham in the bands Luna and Dean & Britta, and composing the scores for the Noah Baumbach films The Squid and the Whale, Frances Ha, and Mistress America.

In April, Phillips released her debut solo album Luck or Magic, which features original songs, as well as cover versions of songs by artists like the Cars and Fleetwood Mac. She visited Houston Public Media’s Geary Studio in May while in Houston for a gig at Numbers supporting the release of Luck or Magic (and a Luna reunion tour). She and Wareham, along with keyboardist Marte Solbakken, recorded an ethereal version of “Drive,” by the Cars, and Phillips’ original, Bond-theme-esque “Daydream.”