ACL Fest: Alesia Lani sizzles in early afternoon set
R&B breakout Alesia Lani set the tone for stellar day of music in her sizzling early afternoon set. With an eight piece band at her back, the Austin native prowled the stage, exuding the sass and flair you’d expect from a soul queen, with the glint of a prize-fighter sparkling in her eye. The sparse crowd grew thick as her set progressed, moving and grooving to her hooky jams.
She sang songs from 2017 release "Resilient," including the very sweet celebration of parenthood, "Better By You," which she sang directly to her 8-year-old daughter who skipped school to watch her perform. She also played a pair of new songs that felt like soon-to-be hits.
After her set, Lani stopped by Team 360's tent in the media area for a chat and a special acoustic rendition of her singalong track, "Pay Me No Mind."