Artist Feature: echolily

We’ve been playlisting Under The Clocks (Stay) by Melbourne-based singer/songwriter echolily – and we caught up with her to find out a little bit more about her life and music.

Tell us a little bit about your yourself?

I’m echolily: pronounced ɛkoʊ lɪli.

I grew up in Malaysia and relocated to Melbourne, Australia to work as a medical doctor.

When I’m not producing from my bedroom, I work as a medical doctor.

When did you first start to develop a passion for music?

I have always loved music since I was young, but started electronic music production a little over a year ago.

Which artists did you listen to while growing up?

How would you describe your music to someone who hasn’t heard you before?

In my alternate universe, I’m a musician/producer who is constantly striving to make music that would break the boundaries of my little echo chamber. I would describe my music as electronica downtempo, synth pop, trip hop and lo-fi.

I’m always chasing that nostalgic high from old recordings. You can hear effects of cassette tapes, vinyl records, crackles and all the lo-fi greatness previously misconceived as imperfections …

What music have you recorded and released to date?

Under The Clocks (Stay) is my debut single. My second single is due for release on March 27th and it’s available for pre save on Spotify.

Which artists do you enjoy listening to at the moment – and do they influence your work?

As a frontliner throughout the pandemic lockdown, I find solace within music and songs I grew up with. My influences include Portishead, Florence & the Machine, Bjork, Jamie xx, Tokimonsta and Sia.

Who would your dream collaboration be with?

My dream collaboration would be with Sia.

What are your plans for the future?

Where can we find out more about you?

I’m on Soundcloud here and you can also find me on Twitter @michyaries888 and on Instagram @echo.lily_.

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