You may have heard us playing LIFE v2.0 by Sweet Lily Love on air recently. We caught up with Lily to find out more about her life and music.
Tell us a little bit about your yourself?
I am a carbon-based life form who enjoys making funny noises and sharing them with the world.
When did you first start to develop a passion for music?
I’ve always been passionate about music, especially anything that either moves your body or your soul. Perfect music does both.
Which artists did you listen to while growing up?
I grew up listening to a lot of popular artists from the ’80s and ’90s, especially rock and metal from those eras. In the ’90s and ’00s I discovered the wonder of EDM, especially Happy Hardcore. The songs of artists like Hixxy, Sy and Unknown, S3RL, and many others really captivated me, and I always wanted to learn how to make music like that. Obviously this gives me a lot of retro influence in my work.
How would you describe your music to someone who hasn’t heard you before?
Bloody insane. You should probably change the station for your general well-being.
What music have you recorded and released to date?
My first release was an album called FRESH!, which consists of my earliest attempts and experiments. Some of the tracks include “Little Kandi Raver” (which is NOT the same as the S3RL song of the same title), my version of an obscure electropop song called “Drum Machine Joy”, and a completely bizarre cover of Coven’s “Wicked Woman”. I’ve also done a cover of Hixxy’s “Toytown”, a Happy Hardcore version of Cock Sparrer’s “Suicide Girls”, a queer little tune called “Femboy Fantasy”, and, of course, “LIFE v2.0”.
Which artists do you enjoy listening to at the moment – and do they influence your work?
I’ve discovered a couple amazing indie electro acts, VNV Nation and Solitary Experiments. Very dark electropop, which definitely provided some influence on the sound of “LIFE v2.0”. I continue to listen to various Happy Hardcore and other EDM genres, expecially S3RL as he seems to have some of the most modern sound in that genre.
Who would your dream collaboration be with?
If I was a necromancer, I would raise Donna Summer from the dead and create a complete album with her. That woman was the ultimate diva, and I fear we will never hear a voice as amazing again.
What are your plans for the future?
Making more funny noises, of course. Hopefully ones that move body and soul.
Where can we find out more about you?