While unemployment was rising in this pandemic, Amy Lilley hired herself. Taking a life-long fascination with music, Lilley began a career as society stalled. Perhaps it filled her quarantine days. Perhaps it filled our pandemic playlists. Or perhaps her quick rise on streaming platforms was the result of any of the numerous and unprecedented variables that have engulfed the last year. Whatever the case may be, the result is obvious: Lilley is a sensation.
Lilley has garnered over 12K monthly listeners on Spotify since her first release in June of 2020. With only seven videos on YouTube, Lilley still averages around 100K views per upload. Many musicians tend to take at least a year or two to build up that sort of fan base, not less than eight months.
About her spurted journey, Lilley said, “I released my first ever EP during Covid-19 so I think the experience has been made even more surreal for me. It’s been an incredible thing to have my songs played on the radio, I freaked out the first time. The most beautiful thing though is how my songs have connected with other people and how they have related to it and shown so much support and love to me. My music journey is just starting, but I am so excited for what is to come.”
I think it’s safe to say that so are we. As of this interview, Lilley has some projects coming forth shortly. “I am working on so much music right now! I am so excited! I have this one release coming out soon with Amy Ayanda whom I love and another single that has a very different vibe for me. Hopefully I will be done soon and releasing music very soon,” said Lilley.
Until then, however, fans can still enjoy her recent EP, She. Lilley’s sultry voice carries the harmony over the mellowed beats and minor keys. There is something ethereally relaxing and strengthening about this album. Rather than exhaust you, as many emotional pieces do, or energize you, as many hype works do, She is a relaxing invigoration. It is steady. And we all need a little steady these days.
“She was a very personal work, and was just a melting pot of what I was feeling at the time. I had my heart run over by a bus from someone very important to me and writing the ep really helped me find myself again and really put everything I could into the music. It helped me grow as a person and I think has done really well for a first release. So I just hope to keep being honest with myself and what I write and try to connect to people every chance I get,” said Lilley.
For those of you from June to today, Lilley wanted to say, “Thank you for all the support and love you have shown me and the music, you can’t imagine what it has meant to me. I never thought I could ever do this with my life and you have made my dreams come true. I am so thankful.”