After working with up-and-coming songstress Lily Elise for nearly two years, it is finally time introduce to you the debut single from her upcoming five-song EP, Taken (early 2015). "Generator" is a hypnotic blend of pop and R&B with a dark, alternative twist.
"'Generator' is a dark corner of a past relationship," says Elise. "One that I knew was wrong but couldn't seem to stay away from. As soon as I wrote it, I knew that I wanted it to be the first release. It's the first song I did that gave me that overwhelming feeling of... ok, this is it. This is me."
In 2014, she lent her vocals to producer and DJ Felix Cartal's hit single, "Let it Go." Additionally, she co-wrote 15-year-old Hungarian Idol winner Gigi Radic’s first single, "Daydream," which went gold and broke records as the first song by a Hungarian artist to top the radio charts for over 10 weeks. Most recently, Elise lent her vocals to Frenship’s new single, "Cover Up," and Dillon Francis' "Hurricane."
Over the past two years, Elise has been writing, recording and collaborating with other musicians as she prepares for the release of Taken. Since working with Lily, her YouTube views within the year have increased by 2 million through her unique takes on popular songs like Jessie J's "Bang Bang" and Miley Cyrus' "Wrecking Ball." Currently, Elise can be heard singing Nina Simone’s classic, "Feeling Good," as part of American Eagle’s new "I'MPERFECT" campaign.
Now it's Lily's time to shine doing what she’s destined to do: create music that accentuates her vocals and harmonies. "I've always been an artist," she explains. "I want to perform, and I want to make people feel something. I want to hear them singing my lyrics back to me. I want to talk to people after shows and get to hear their life stories because they felt one of my songs was about them. I want to inspire a little girl like me to believe she can do anything. I want to change people’s lives. That is, after all, what music is for."