Rising pop artist Lilyisthatyou has released her infectious new single, “Competition” today. The woozy, danceable anthem is the perfect mixture of sexy and scandalous, allowing the 21-year-old provocateur to open up about the pressures faced by women in the music industry. The track is taken from her debut EP, The Character, out July 29th. Listen to it now below.
The Character is available for pre-order HERE.
Lily reveals that the song was inspired by her frustration at the steep expectations and cruelty women often face in professional settings. “As a female artist, I think it’s vital I express how truly sick I am of countless industries pitting women against each other—whether it’s music, fashion, or beauty.” Instead, she calls for sisterhood. “We are all so fucking wonderful because we are unique. Embracing transparency and authenticity is the only way to move forward.”