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"Drenched in lush minimalistic rhythms, with steady, modified beats, the single pushes Lily's vocals to the forefront and my gosh is it a heavenly result.” - EARMILK
“Sultry vocals on a dreamy, lo-fi production.” – EUPHORIA MAGAZINE
Newcomer Ava Lily returns with her second release of the year with the haunting new single ‘Sad Party, which is released globally today [May 6th,2022]
The ‘Tight Fit’ singer-songwriter’s newest release explores her relationship with alcohol and the effects that drinking has on her life and her relationships. “I felt like anything beautiful I touched I ruined. My relationship was falling apart. There’s a strange comfort in being deeply alone, in your room, to wallow in your own self-pity party", she explains.
‘Sad Party’s ethereal vocals and bass undertones bring listeners into Lily’s own R&B/pop world and it’s a clear development of her artistry and sound. The track is drenched in echoes and Lily’s fizzing vocal lines, and despite the overt darkness in the lyrics, Lily ensures that there's a strident sense of optimism in her music. This is a sublime pop gambit, ticking all the right boxes, and proves Ava Lily as a formidable force to keep one eye on at all times.
Ava Lily’s fantastic storytelling is no surprise to the industry. Having written songs for some of the UK’s biggest musical talents, she’s ready to step into the spotlight, sharing her music and coming into her own as an artist like she never has before. Originally from Bristol and based in London, she has been writing music and playing piano since childhood, using songwriting as a means of expression and therapy.
After being discovered by Naughty Boy from her cover of ‘I Can’t Make You Love Me’, Ava Lily was signed to Virgin EMI where she collaborated with artists including Emeli Sande, Professor Green, Laura Mvula and James Arthur, and upon exiting her deal co-wrote 'Common' off of ZAYN's Icarus Falls record. Through that process, Lily continued to hone her craft and develop an even deeper respect for the complex art of songwriting- and ultimately decided that she both wanted and needed to tell those stories as an artist herself.
On her last EP ‘Higher Love’, Lily tells a story of the powerful moment of feeling comfortable alone after a major breakup, and the strength she felt from deciding to put herself first. Her music shares the qualities of honest and empowered songwriting with elegant and soulful vocals.