How old are you?
What is your genre of music?
I sing mostly current pop music, but I like a wide range of music so I do a variety of genres
Give a Little Bio of yourself.
I’m Lily, a singer/songwriter from England. Performing is my life and music and dance are my favourite things. I’ve only been singing for just over a year so I’m just starting out and still learning, but I love going out and gigging. I perform at charity events, festivals and competitions all over the place and spend a lot of my time recording covers and videos that I put up on social media. In the future I’m hopefully going to record some of my own music too.
What made you go in to music?
I’ve danced my whole life so I’ve always been around people who perform and I sang a bit when I was dancing, but as I got older I realised that music was very much a part of my everyday life without even realising and it was really important to me. I like how music can be anything you want it to be when you’re creating it and for me, it’s an easier way to say how you’re feeling. Music is something that (as cliché as it sounds!) it’s helped me in situations, whether it be a song that really inspires me to work harder, or a song that makes me feel better. I wanted to share my love of music with everyone through singing and hopefully produce something that makes people feel, or helps them like music has helped me.
How long have you been doing music?
I’ve been interested in performing arts for as long as I can remember. I did music at school and college, but I’ve been really focused on making music into a career for about a year now, working on recordings to put on social media and going out and gigging. I’ve always sung, but I didn’t really think anything would come of it so I never really pursued it, but when I was about 12 I realised music was something I was passionate about as well as dance, so that’s when I started getting involved in singing groups and music things in school. I was never really confident enough to sing on my own, but in the past year my confidence has grown and I’m now singing solo, which I really love!
Are you a Signed Artist?
No I’m not a signed artist
Who are your influences?
One of my all-time favourite bands is Maroon 5. The way they adapt their music to the current time but still stay true to their roots really inspires me. Their first album and most recent album are really different as they’ve changed their sound to keep current, but their music is still very much them and you can always hear their style in every song. I’d like to be an artist like that myself one day.
Paloma Faith also influences me, the way she’s really unique and really knows herself as a musician is something that I look up to. She has her own style that she’s carved out and it’s very unique to her. As soon as you hear a song you can tell straight away it’s her because she has that very iconic voice and style.
Song and lyric wise, Demi Lovato and another of my favourite bands, The 1975, are definitely influences. I love how they both tell stories through their lyrics, and their songs are really relatable. You can really feel the passion that’s put into their music. Particularly in Demi’s most recent albums, she makes herself vulnerable and really puts all her emotion and her experiences into music which is something I really respect as I think it’s a difficult thing to do. Her songs really mean something to me, as do songs by The 1975. As a musician this inspires me to do the same kind of thing.
When will you be releasing new music?
As of yet, I’m still working on my own music slowly but surely! I’ve been filming videos today for my most recent covers so those will be up before Christmas, then I’ll be recording and releasing new covers in the New Year. Hopefully I’ll be focusing more on my own music too in 2015.
How do you get inspiration to write songs?
I suppose just from my own experiences really! Just from things I’ve done or things I’ve felt. I’ll be sat in bed on a night and something will come into my head that I’ve done and I’ll write down a few things, and how a felt about things.
Where is your dream place to perform in USA?
DISNEY LAND! I love that place haha. I absolutely love America though so anywhere would be good for me as long as it’s in the country! It’d be cool to do some little acoustic sets in little American diners or milkshake bars, things like that.
Where is your dream place to perform in UK?
I don’t know why this question is more difficult because I’m from the UK and this should be easy! I’m not sure though, probably in the O2 or Wembley Stadium. Or if I was being totally unrealistic I’d sing in Buckingham Palace!
If you could go on Tour with any Singer or Band from UK who would it be and why?
Definitely The 1975 just because they’re my ultimate favourite band in the world…ever.
If you could go on Tour with any Singer or Band from USA who would it be and why?
Probably Maroon 5 or Demi Lovato. Or Miley Cyrus, I’ve always been a fan of her and she’s pretty crazy so I’m sure it’d be a interesting!
Where do you see yourself in 2-5 years?
In the next few years I hope to have an album full of my own music. Writing is something I’ve always struggled with but I think that’s because I’ve never really completely thrown myself into it, recently I’ve been trying out different things and trying to find my own style and really just know myself as a musician, which I think I need to do before I start writing my own music. So I’m gonna keep working on that and hopefully start putting my own music out to the world!
If you weren’t doing music what would you be doing?
I honestly don’t know, there’s actually nothing else that I’m good at haha! I’m really into forensic programmes and I watch the crime channels all the time, so I’d probably be in the Police or something along those lines because I’ve always had an interest in that kind of thing.
Who is your favourite Artist or Band at The Moment?
At the moment I’m really loving Meghan Trainor. I loooove All About That Bass and her EP is really good. The songs are so catchy!
If you got a tv show or film interested in your music, which one would you let your music be played on?
If Friends was still on TV then definitely that because it’s my ultimate favourite show. I can’t help but love Dance Moms as well, so it’d be cool if the girls on their used my music to dance to!
Do you have any social media sites for your fans?
I do, my twitter is @officiallylilyn, Facebook is www.facebook.com/officialylily and Youtube is officiallylilyn. My website has my Reverbnation, Soundcloud and other social media sites on too, and that’s officiallylily.com