Pulling inspiration from fashion, cinema, and performing arts Lillimure is a vessel to a lifestyle. Nostalgic vulnerability balanced with bad bitch vibes is the curated soundtrack for driving with the windows down, spontaneous adventures — the perfect “kick back” tone-setter. Influenced by melodies of her multicultural upbringing the New York-based artist, musician, and creative director draws from introspective lyricism and pulsing grooves for when you want to run away and find yourself at the same time. Her genre-bending sound can be described as pop with a heavy sensibility to musicianship influenced by sounds from R&B, jazz, and folk to the likes of Frank Ocean, John Mayer, Tom Misch, and Lianne La Havas.
With co-producer Jake Lasz, Lillimure released her self-titled album in 2019. The lush arrangements, pop melodies, and soulful vocals have made their way to many stages including the New York Botanical Garden’s Spring Uncorked Festival and the Pleasantville Music Festival. The 9 song album spans across a wide range of sounds from bossa nova, folk, and funk wrapped in old-school pop aesthetics. The album has been reviewed by For Folk’s Sake as “soul’s answer to Joni Mitchell.”
Coming from a background of musical theatre, she has a keen sensibility to arrangements and connecting sound to performance. In November 2020, she released a music video of her song “Something” off of the Lillimure album including the collaborative work of peers she grew up performing with. Toggling with the emotions around the current social climate, her and director Manuela Muniz created a story telling of the personal tribulations coming of age entails with choreography by Charlotte Athanasidy. In April of 2021 the film received an award for Best Music Video at the NYU Tisch School of the Art’s Fusion Film Festival.
Currently, she is planning for her second studio album continuing to push the boundaries of genre. While she grew up on artists like Duran Duran and Billy Idol, she also takes inspiration from Manu Chao, Destiny’s Child, and Grace Jones and attributes the sound on her upcoming album to them.