Alex Lilly (Obi Best, Touché, Zero Dezire and The Living Sisters) wants to help you dance through your existential crisis.
You may have spotted the Los Angeles-based songwriter/producer/mentalist touring in Beck’s band or on the road with the Bird and the Bee and Lorde. Now she’s synthesizing her musical powers into 2% Milk, her debut full-length album. Lilly’s songs – she describes the sound as “sexy psychological thriller” – are bright, gloriously Byzantine celebrations and critiques of modern life. With Lilly’s virtuosic vocals and sharp wit at the helm, this is toe-tapping, brain-mapping pop at its finest.
The album’s title track “2% Milk,” was adapted by Lilly from a poem by Jacqueline Suskind, an LA poet who improvises free verse for strangers. The record includes contributions by Jacob Bercovici (of The Voidz), Andy Bauer (of Twin Shadow), and LA electronic pioneer Daedelus.
2% Milk will be released on Jan. 11th, 2019 on Release Me Records. Catch Alex on tour in Feb & Mar 2019. Opening for KOLARS!
“...Lilly delivers structural and emotional complexity with deceptive nonchalance.” -Jon Pareles, New York Times
“…deliciously dreamy pop-positivity that recalls influences Kate Bush and XTC, with unexpected nods to mid-’80s Trevor Horn production…and “Borderline”-era Madonna.”
“Pretty freaking awesome.”
“Madonna with a more poetic bent.”
Talent Scout Artist of the Week interview with Alex Lilly
“Lead single ‘Distracting Me’ is a light (but not slight) pop song with a punchy beat and engaging twisty-turny melodies.”
“‘Distracting Me’ is a peppy, synthy prance between handclaps and bass that stop and start in a way sort of mimicking the distraction itself.”