LILLY is a singer, songwriter and producer from Denmark who has received great reviews for making evocative songs of a rare kind and with a personal expression and sound. Her inspirations and influences are many and goes across genres like jazz, singer-songwriter, folk(lore) and pop. Her origins also cross borders, with a mother from Japan and a father from Denmark.
She has released two highly acclaimed albums with lyrics in English, Before The Crossing (2005), Love Is A Sound (2009) and in March 2016 she released her third album and the first with lyrics in Danish. It was titled Menneskeblomst, a selfinvented word that means Humanflower. The album was made in close collaboration with the highly praised Swedish multiinstrumentalist Gustaf Ljunggren.
On December 1st 2017 LILLY released her fourth album, Tenderly (feat. Gilad Hekselman). It is a jazz/crossover duo-album with the wonderful and critically acclaimed guitarist, Gilad Hekselman, and for the first time Lilly will exclusively intereprete songs by others. The album consist of both known and less known jazstandards of composers like Hoagy Carmichael, Duke Ellington and Charlie Haden, a song of the British singer/songwriter Nick Drake and a small medley of a traditional folksong from Åland, Vem Kan Segla, (here sung in Danish ) and the Henry Mancini song Whistling Away The Dark.
LILLY has played, recorded and collaborated with some of the finest, most talented and versatile creative musicians in Scandinavia, Europe and US. Among others Lew Soloff (US), Aaron Parks (US), Gilad Hekselman (ISR), Gustaf Ljunggren (S), Anders AC Christensen (DK), Jonas Berg (S), Jeppe Kjellberg (DK), Thommy Andersson (S), Krister Jonsson (S), Michael Finding (DK) and others.