Breakout pop star Lilyisthatyou has released her major-label debut EP, The Character today via Warner Recoords. The 6-track set finds the rising artist at her most ferocious and free. Listen to it now below.
“‘Bad Energy’ is my bad bitch reminder,” Lily says of the EP’s audacious new track. “But at the same time, it’s a song about being grateful for what you already have instead of letting the negative energy the world sometimes holds, affect you.” She is equally outrageous on “LSD.” “It’s a story about a time my boyfriend and I ‘accidentally’ did acid at his house,” she reveals, “We laughed ‘til we cried, and I saw snowflakes in his eyes.”
On The Character, the 21-year-old underlines her desire to remain undefinable: “In my world, I want to play as many characters as I can and explore all the possibilities of my music sonically, conceptually, and visually.” Her ultimate goal is to empower and inspire. “I want to take control and relish what it means to be an artist of this generation,” she says. “I want to help my fans live and deeply express themselves through all the pain and pleasure that is now.”
Lily is set to make her festival debut this fall at Austin City Limits in October and Corona Capital in Mexico City in November. With live shows and the release of The Character, Lilyisthatyou establishes herself as one of pop music’s most singular stars and introduces the world to the many facets of her artistry.