Maintaining her distinctiveness as an artist, even as she effortlessly breezes between genres and styles, is what singer-songwriter Lily Hain does best.
And now the North Carolina-raised, and Brooklyn-based, artist has unveiled her debut EP Drifted, following the release of singles ‘IMYJ’ and ‘People Grow Apart’ this summer.
Speaking about the record Lily said: “The EP is about feeling far away from everyone.
“The songs were written over the course of the pandemic, which started a few months after I graduated from college.
“I, like so many others at the time, felt distant and far apart from just about everyone I cared about.
“Even though I knew in my heart that I had people who loved and cared about me, I couldn’t feel it. The EP at its core is about the loneliness I felt at the time and unrequited love.”
Also featured on the EP is the unheard ambient track ‘Broken Like Me’, which Lily says is a track for anyone who is struggling and feels alone.
She added: “It’s about seeing someone who is trying to put on a brave face for the rest of the world where in reality they are crumbling.
“This song is essentially my way of saying that I see your struggle, I am there for you, and we will be okay as long as we stick together.”
With musical inspirations ranging between Billie Eilish, Lennon Stella and Chelsea Cutler, music has gotten Lily Hain through her darkest times.
Having found comfort in relatable songs and lyrics herself, Lily Hain now hopes to continue making music that is relatable for others, writing deeply personal songs from her own experiences.
Listen to Drifted now: