Following the release of last years ‘2thousand&8teen’ collection, London based alt-pop artist Zoey Lily has announced the release of her next single ‘I Wish I Had A Heart’. The track was co-produced by Grace Carter’s drummer “Toby Horton” and mixed by James Kenosha (Birdy/Rhodes). The artwork was designed and drawn by Zoey herself.
I Wish I Had a Heart is about feeling stuck in your own skin and being unable to deal with the outside world and everything that is expected from you in society so you’d rather hide away and basically stop living so no one can judge you anymore. To film the music video, I teamed up with a fine art student who previously had an open heart surgery himself and used parts of the tubes and equipment he still had at home.
Taking cues from a wide-range of essential artists, including Lana Del Rey, FKA Twigs, Sasha Sloan and Frank Ocean, Zoey Lily has set out to become a highly independent and original songwriter, singer, multi-instrumentalist, composer and co-producer.
Through the monthly releases of her previous singles like ‘More’, ‘Last Goodbye’ and ‘Not There’, Zoey has independently racked up 900’000 catalogue streams and 46k library saves across 10 tracks on Spotify alone and had support from BBC Introducing London, TMRW magazine, The Line Of Best Fit, BuzzFeed, Deezer UK and Brandy Melville to name a few.
Zoey will be releasing a single every 6 weeks in 2019 and is currently preparing for her debut headline show at The Waiting Room, London on Thursday 25th April. Tickets are available now via TicketWeb or the DICE app here.
Raised between the hectic metropolis of London and the rural serenity of southern French village Les Mayons, London singer and composer Zoey Lily can denote her creative instinct to a multicultural and multilingual upbringing. One that has included international tours with her live music agent father (Joss Stone, Van Morrison) and the artistic influence of her mother, a former Parisian fashion designer.
At age 13, Zoey first delved into creative expression when she began playing piano and it was there she made her first wide-eyed forays into songwriting. Later, at age 17, she found herself drawn to her father’s acoustic Martin guitar, the instrument which she still writes most of her songs with today. Although she may be a relative newcomer to the world of left-field pop, this 21-year-old unsigned talent shows true signs of an artist to watch.