There is beauty in the breakdown, and for Brisbane artist Lilah (aka Zoe Ward), there are layers of exquisite pain and dizzying elegance beneath soaring vocals and dense arrangements, as evident in her first two singles 'Hold Me' and 'Pushed Your Hands'.
Innately striking and dramatic, Lilah's releases to date bring a remarkable maturity to the usual cliched topics of heartbreak and pain - her stoic vocals never falter amid the lush and stunningly produced backdrops, and it's pop-meets-synthwave-meets-the dreamiest damn ambient electronica you've heard in a long time.
Sure, we've all heard the break-up songs from the likes of Taylor, Lana and Adele, but there's something inescapably captivating about Lilah and her heavy-hitting soundscapes that places her as one of the most exciting young female artists to crop up on the local scene. And with a huge 2018 in store, The Soundcheck took a few moments to delve behind the synths and ethereal melodies to find out a bit more about the lady behind Lilah..
Where are you from?
How long have you been playing music?
Who are some of your influences?
Describe your musical style in three words:
What's been your most memorable gig so far?
Who is your dream band/artist to tour with?
Who are some of your favourite local bands in Brisbane?
Tell us a bit about your recent single 'Pushed Your Hands' - what was the writing and creative process like with that track?
What are you currently working on? Anything new on the horizon?
If you weren't playing music, what would you be doing?
If you had to be stranded on a desert island with one other band/artist, who would it be?
Pineapple on a pizza, yes or no?
Is there an artist or band that you listen to in your downtime that might surprise your fans?
And finally, what's one song by another band or artist that you wish you'd personally written?
Keep your eyes and ears out for a whole lot more from this delightful artist in the near future - but in the meantime for more info head to: www.facebook.com/Lilahmusic
BY TIANA SPETER