Lili K is the 23 year old songstress whose name is quickly popping up in the music world. Her smooth and sultry sound is countered well by her quirky and energetic performances with her live band.
She’s the voice you hear in your favorite Chicago hip-hop artists’ music (cue Acid Rap and Innanetape), but she has also created an original jazzy, soulful, hip hop sound that is all her own. With inspirations from Ella Fitzgerald to Erykah Badu to Sharon Jones, Lili’s love and respect for music is heard loud and clear. The melodic keys, hard hitting drums, guitar licks, and soulful bass of her band are the driving force begind her very musical and fun live shows.
Lili K has performed at SXSW, Lollapalooza, Pitchfork, Summerfest, and CMJ, and has shared stages with Musiq Soulchild, Dwele, BJ The Chicago Kid, Chance the Rapper, and Vic Mensa. She was listed in ‘Best of 2013’ lists on Rolling Stone, NPR, and Complex for her feature work with Chance the Rapper and Vic Mensa.
In July of 2011, Lili released her first project, a four song EP entitled ‘A Prelude to Hello,’ with composer Peter Cottontale. She has worked with Thelonious Martin, MC Tree, Vic Mensa, and Chance The Rapper. In October of 2012, Lili and Peter Cottontale released their second project ‘Metal Petals.’ Lili K. released her third EP ‘My Favorite Things’ on July 1, 2013.
Lili is currently working with her band on her self-produced debut album. She’s a fresh face to the game with a modernly vintage sound; there is much more to come from this young vocalist.
Follow Lili K.: lilikmusic.com | @lilikjazz | Lili K. on Facebook
Rhymes: Ella Fitzgerald "Oh, Lady, Be Good," The Spinners "It's a Shame," and India.Arie "Get It Together"