Written by: Joshua Eferighe
Representing the Milwaukee area, singer/songwriter Lili K arrives with a single and video titled “Magic” that captures a sound that can only be described as an electronic mix of jazz and soul.
Lili K and the Lili K band got a chance to get together after the she graduated from Columbia here in downtown Chicago. There her and her band was able to meet and test their chemistry on the local music scene, leading to her to perform at many of the major stages and festivals.
“Magic”, which is a single off the debut album Ruby features Lili K’s sultry voice that has as much grit as it does power. Although it would have been fitting had our election turned out differently, “Magic”, highlights the uniqueness of each and every woman, singing, “a woman gave you life”.
Following the release of Ruby, Jay - Z lifestyle blog Life + Times picked up the album, which eventually led to the Roc-a-Fella’s music streaming service, Tidal to name Lili K their first ever Tidal Rising Artist.
Lili K and her band represent the Chicago heritage of authentic music talent. I think of Donnie Trumpet, Eryn Allen Kane and Anderson Paak. in terms of her incorporation of live instrumentation.
Lili K’s music, does the soul well. Get you a handful. Stream her new album Ruby below.