Lilah Rose is an electronic pop/alternative rock singer-songwriter based out of the Southwest (Albuquerque, NM). Lilah uses vocal looping to showcase the voice as an instrument and continues to explore all genres of music, incorporating melodic synthesizers, rhythms, beats and visuals to her sounds. She is today’s featured Music Maker.
What was the recording process like for Young Together?
If I plan on rocking and rolling, whiskey please.
The process of writing and recording Young Together was long and filled with love, pain, blood, sweat and tears. It has been in the making for two years sonically, and over five years lyrically/material wise. The songs hold a deep and personal message. So often we are broken, lost and rejected; yet so often we are in love, happy and prospering. I lost a beautiful childhood friend who inspired much of the older material. In addition, I experienced love and kindness, inspiration and encouragement from others in so many ways during that time, which inspired the happier and lighter parts of the album.
Writing and recording is a way of healing for me, and many. This collection of songs showcases my first full-length studio album. It is the first time I recorded all of my acoustic guitar and piano songs, and with the help of musicians, created fully orchestrated pieces. I am in the final phases of pressing it, gathering all the last details needed.
I’m so proud of what the wonderful musicians contributed, amongst whom include Christian Puckett (drums), Kris Kerby (drums), Monica Demarco (bass/cello), David Schripsema (trumpet), myself (vocals, keys, guitar, producer), and co-producer/engineer, Howard Wulkan. I loved being in the studio and hearing these long lost parts of me come to fruition in song. I can’t help but feel emotional about all the help and support received.
I recorded this album with the aid of all my Indiegogo supporters, where the finances for the record came from. I am looking forward to re-connecting with those contributors. The plan is to release this baby next month—in August. I am truly grateful and excited.
Beer, wine or whiskey, and why?
Damn, it depends on the night. If I plan on rocking and rolling, whiskey please. I like whiskey for singing and freeing inhibitions. If I am eating pasta or steak, red wine. Beer is acceptable any day at some point because it is pretty much water anyway. Adult beverages are great while camping too, and at BBQs.
Who are you listening to right now?
I love listening to dance music. I also love listening to hard rock. I also love trance rock, anything loud. Bjork and Grimes are cool. Tame Impala is really cool. I truly enjoy listening to my friends’ recordings. Friends’ records are the best because you get to hear and support them doing what they love too, and even get to know them better as people.
What’s your current instrument? Give details for our gear whore readers.
It depends which set I’m playing. If I am solo, I loop with a Boss VE-5 Vocal Performer. It allows me to build my songs like puzzles with what feels like endless loop layering. I recently had a friend restore/re-string my father’s vintage red hollow body Gibson, and have been playing it with full band shows. I never knew I would love electric guitar so much after learning and mostly writing with an acoustic Martin (also, thanks to my father). I’ve been trying to learn more about what I don’t know.
If you could play/tour anywhere in the world, where would it be?
I want to tour Europe. I’ve never been overseas, and I’ve always yearned to go. Touring and playing music for so many wonderful new people would be such a glorious journey. It’s all I want to do with my life. I’d be honored to play my music to new ears and inspire someone I have yet to meet in some way. I’ve also always wanted to meet long lost family as my heritage is Scottish, Irish and a little Welsh. I would love to know a new lifestyle and way of living. I definitely plan on going someday (soon)!
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