This post originally appeared on Vanyaland.
The best part about discovering new artists is the backstory. Or in many cases, the lack thereof. Italian electronic pop singer and current Berklee College of Music student LILI N certainly has an intriguing storyline, and an impressive one for her 20 years of age, but much of it has yet to cross over the Atlantic. That’s not a bad thing, because it allows ourselves to focus solely on the most important aspect of her budding career: her music.
We can go on to relay word of her 15-year career as a voice-over artist in Italy, supplying the Italian voice of Cindy Lou, Lilo, and Lucy in movies like The Grinch, Lilo & Stitch, and Narnia, respectively; or of her mother’s background as a successful opera singer; or of her youth spent watching movie musicals like Singing In the Rain, studying the likes of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, and listening to Pedro Almodovar soundtracks.
Instead, we’ll focus on the now, and a pretty cool one at that: This month, LILI N dropped her debut single, the seductive, magnetic “4U,” which we’re excited to premiere.
The backstory here helps paint the picture of the blossoming performer; “4U” is a deliberate, entrancing electro-pop track, both cinematic and stark with rhythmic patterns that tumble and turn, but it also allows LILI N to grow beyond her European origins and assuredly stake a voice in the world of alternative pop.
The appeal of “4U” was only part of the reason we extended LILI N a slot to perform at our CMJ Music Marathon showcase with Berklee on October 16 at Carroll Place in New York City. Any great film has a quality ending; but this story is fascinating right from the start.
Listen to “4U” via her Soundcloud page.
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