Q&A Scene: Lili Kendall

Tell us about your new single/album/tour?

My new single Lifetime was produced by my good friend Dean (Deanaux) Beresford, I wrote it when I first moved to LA in June. The song is about the chase that you and someone are on at the start of a relationship. The back and forth, and lust/want of each other. It’s also about being ride or die for that one person because you know that you have been lovers in previous lifetimes, and it is something worth fighting for.

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

Honey – it’s smooth, sweet, medicinal and sensual at times, too.

Which of your songs resonate most strongly and why?

I love all my music, I could never choose a favourite, but currently I resonate with the intro to my EP a lot – just because it’s new and also probably the most raw and vulnerable piece of music I’ve ever written.

Tell us a quick on the road anecdote.

When I was staying in Toronto in 2014 for Canadian Music Week, we booked an entire apartment Air Bnb. One night I woke up to the owner sneaking into ‘the upstairs cupboard’ that had been locked the whole time…it was actually a tiny little bedroom she was sneaking in and out of while we were asleep. She didn’t get why that was a little strange haha.

Where do you draw inspiration from?

When I write the inspiration comes from where my mind is currently at. I just want it to be as honest and vulnerable as possible. I will spend weeks writing songs about the same person, same situation. I’m a Gemini, so over-thinking is a pastime – I don’t think I will ever run out of writing material.

Which song do you wish you wrote?

None – each song is the way it is because of the creatives behind it, and the connection they have with themselves and others in the room.

What’s next for you?

I don’t know exactly yet, I have no expectations for my near future. I just want to continue to create, share and grow.

What’s your scene?

The one I create.

Sassy LA-based Australian force, Lili Kendall has today announced her sultry new single Lifetime, a cosmic love song to a young partner, was released globally on 1st December.

Lifetime is bound to catch listeners off-guard – it’s a surprisingly mature love song from this young artist, who has already reinvented herself several times throughout her short career.  But Lili is fully formed on Lifetime; relaxed and in control, her unmistakable voice glides above world-class production from her collaborator DeaneauxLifetime is the most appropriate name for this slow-burning track – RnB and hiphop influences are sprinkled throughout, but there’s a cosmic force underlying that somehow places this song on the edge of this universe and the next.

Speaking about the track, Lili enthuses, I wrote Lifetime when I first moved to LA in June.  It’s about the chase that you and the other person are on at the start of a relationship.  The back and forth, and lust, the want of each other.  It’s also about being ride or die for that one person because you know that you have been lovers in previous lifetimes, and it is something worth fighting for.”

Lili has settled into the creative LA lifestyle without a hitch, and is currently putting the finishing touches on her new EP.  My EP is finished and we’re in the final stages of mixing and mastering, as well as making some amazing visuals for each song,” she says. “I am home in Australia for the holidays and will be heading to Sydney and Melbourne for work, I’m so excited to be back on home soil and get into the studio with some local creatives.”

Lifetime is out now!

Stream: LIFETIME              View: LIFETIME

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Mary is a photographer and a writer, specialising in music. She runs Rocklust.com where she endeavours to capture the passion of music in her photos whether it's live music photography, promotional band photos or portraits. She has photographed The Rolling Stones, KISS, Iggy Pop, AC/DC, Patti Smith, Joe Strummer, PULP, The Cult, The Damned, The Cure, Ian Brown, Interpol, MUDHONEY, The MELVINS, The Living End, Foo Fighters, Smashing Pumpkins, Rage Against The Machine, The Stone Roses –just to name a few - in Australia, USA, Europe and the Middle East. Her work has been published in Beat magazine, Rolling Stone magazine, Triple J magazine, The Age Newspaper, The Herald Sun, The Australian, Neos Kosmos, blistering.com, theaureview.com, noise11.com, music-news.com. She has a permanent photographic exhibition at The Corner Hotel in Richmond, Victoria Australia.

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