Q&A Scene: Lili Kendall

Tell us about your new single/album?

love, herselfis the title track off my upcoming project. The song is my perception of how I love, my relationship with love, herself. The album is a track list full of different stories and perspectives in regards to her as well. It’s all about loveeee.

How would you describe your sound in food form and why?

Pasta, maybe? with a glass of wine? It’s comforting, warm, fulfilling, a classic, go-to dish hunny.

Which of your songs resonate most strongly and why?

It changes monthly! It depends what I’m going through at the time, as to which one I relate to most. It’s usually the latest one I’ve created.

Tell us a quick, on the road, anecdote.

When I was in primary school, I used to steal little pieces of art that were in the seconds bin and unusable from my parents work. I would take them to my school and sell them for 50c each and buy paddle pops once I was cashed up enough??I was a bad kid

Where do you draw inspiration from?

My inner and outer worldly experiences and perspectives.

Which song do you wish you wrote?

Oooo that’s hard… Bohemian Rhapsody, Hotel California, anything Andre 3000. There’s a lot of great songs I wish I wrote.

What’s next for you?

Releasing more singles and content over the next few months, and focusing on finishing up all the little details behind this project.

What’s your scene?

My home, with a glass of good wine & good food, maybe a cheese and fruit board ya know (my Australian coming out), and a few of my close friends. I’m a hermit these days!

Australian born, LA based songwriter Lili Kendall has today announced her divine new single love, herself. love, herself is a serene, blissful track; an ode to love and everything that comes along with the strength of true passion. Lili has also released a glorious clip for love, herself, sugar-coated and bright, directed by Cole Needham (Shae Jacobs, Cat Spare).

love, herself is both wonderously timeless, describing the highs of being in love, and also incredibly modern, with on-the-pulse production reminiscent of SZA and Ariana Grande. Lili’s voice glides on love, herself, and she sings with a confidence and assurance well beyond her years. Speaking about writing the song, Lili reveals, “When I was originally writing the song in the studio I was singing ‘I think I am in love with love itself’ – then something came over me, and I just started singing ‘herself’ instead. It made so much sense to me. I wanted to bring light to the divine feminine in not only every being but every atom, the collective energy that is love, herself.”

The clip for love, herself feels like a feast – every shot is stunning, meticulously put together, and deeply pleasing to the eye. Lili is surrounded by love; as she sits encircled by friends, and even sitting alone, the viewer can feel a strong, heavenly, feminine energy exuding through her presence. Working with director Cole Needham, Lili explains the ideas behind the clip, “We wanted to keep it clean and simple, like a cherry on top of the song. It accents the story and emotion of love, herself perfectly to me. I really just wanted to showcase that thing in all of us, what makes us all love and connect to one another.

Lili has been living in LA for two years, working on her craft and growing into her own – and it looks like her work is going to pay off in the form of her debut album later in 2019. Honest and captivating, Lili describes her journey over the last couple of years, “I spent most of the first year in LA lost and confused. The second year I stopped relying on people, and made my own way into studios as a writer instead of an artist. After over six months of writing, I realised I had so much music on my laptop that I could create 10 albums. So I chose my favourite songs, the ones I really connected to, and I began crafting my debut album.”

love, herself the single is out now.

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