Welcome to episode #298 of dHarmic Evolution
We have an awesome young artist in the show today! She is just 17 years old but she already created a unique vintage Americana sound that crosses the boundaries of many different styles. With the help of influences based in the 70s, rock rhythm and blues, and modern poeticism.
Singer, songwriter, and actress from a small town in West Virginia, Lillie King!
Check out her brand-new debut self-titled EP, and fall in love with the sound that will remind you of the good old great songwriting that happened in the late 60s and early 70s. Lillie King shared that it was what she loved listening to while she was growing up.
Lillie King’s Music career and her Theater Life
Lillie King started out as a theater actress at around six years old. Her parents are not into music, but her grandparents are the ones who pushed her to take the classes. She eventually stopped but at the age of 12, she missed performing on stage and went back to the theater where she was filled with four years of great experiences since then. She is a trained soprano operatic singer; she went to the New York Film Academy for this when she was around 14 or 15 years old.
She just started writing songs at 16 years old. She won Talent West Virginia where she got herself an EP deal and had to write her own song. That’s where “Cheated Love” was born. One thing to watch out for, as well, is her song “Home by Ten” which is what she described as an autobiography of her life. Also, check out her metaphorical song titled “Roses”, which relates to her life in the theater. “Red” is another track that you can relate to, whether it’s a family relationship, a friend relationship, or, a personal relationship.
Currently, Lillie King made the executive decision to stop singing in the theater realm for a while. She struggled to switch the two voices that she is using – her soprano voice and her studio voice. She wanted to focus on her music career right now. She hopes that one day she can go back to the theater without having to worry about switching her voices.
More about Lillie King
Good news! Lillie King loves to connect with people, the best place to do it will be on her Instagram. If you want to know more about her, check out her website. All the links will be provided below.
I’m not trying to write what’s in right now. I’m trying to write what I love to listen to.
When you love what you’re working on, you want to work on it. You don’t want to stop, and you have fun while you’re doing it. That’s just the best part of the process.
I love nature. I love being outside. So, it’s just finding those little moments that I can take to rest. Then so I can get really excited to come back and work on the stuff that’s important.
I know a lot of people in my life who are stressing out about their futures and what may or may not happen, and I just want to let everyone know that it’s better not to stress. It’s better to let God’s hand take over because something good will come from it. You just have to wait and work hard.
2:39 Welcoming Lillie King to dHarmic Evolution
3:56 Lillie King’s self-titled EP and a little look at her music influences
6:05 Listen to “Cheated Love” by Lillie King
9:23 What is the backstory of the song “Cheated Love”?
11:03 Lillie King’s background in Theater and how it helped her be the star that she is today.
14:36 What is the song “Home by Ten” about?
15:40 Listen to “Home by Ten” by Lillie King.
23:42 What are Lillie King ‘s hobbies and favorites outside of music?
26:57 How did “Red” came about and how did it get written?
29:11 Listen to “Red” by Lillie King
32:53 A little glimpse on Lillie King’s experience in New York City and the New York Film Academy
39:50 Listen to “Roses” by Lillie King
42:59 The questions behind the making of “Roses”
44:19 Balancing her theater and music career
46:55 Is Lillie King working with a vocal coach?
50:58 Best place to reach Lillie King
51:31 Lillie King’s last words for the audience
53:24 Listen to “Connected” by James Kevin O’Connor
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Special links and Mentions
Chris Caskey (Producer)
Connect with Lillie King