Following on from the huge success of her previously shared single 'Hysteria' earlier this year, UK-based artist Lilith Ai is back to do it all again as she returns with her latest offering 'Shanks Pony'.
Channelling a warm and captivating vibe throughout, 'Shanks Pony' sees her return with something truly special. Filled with a light and ambient atmosphere, sweeping production, and her own calming vocals at the helm, her newest gem looks to add a touch of sunshine into these ever-darkening days.
So with the new single available now, we sat down with her to find out more about her origins and what has inspired her over the years.
What was the first instrument you fell in love with?
Saxophone, when I was 7! I wanted one so bad but my Mom couldn't find one in my size so she got clarinet and told me it was the same thing.
What has been the most prominent inspiration behind your music so far?
Searching for connection with people, to try and feel less alone. I try to write music that deals with taboo subjects that are hard to voice but are felt universally. I’ve always been an outsider and in lot of way I'm still looking for acceptance.
What kind of music did you love as a teenager?
I still listen to a lot of the same stuff. Like sonic youth, NERD, Dinosaur Jr, Ani Difranco, Rihanna, MIA, Pavement, Lauryn Hill, Beyonce… oh I also did used to listen to Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran like every day for a good couple years. That is just facts!
What inspires you to make music?
Who are your favourite artists you have found yourself listening to at the moment?
Sasami, Phoebe Green, even though she’s always in orange. Rae Khalil, Soccer Mommy, Me Rex, Thurston Moore, Shamir, Vagabon, orla garland, Conan Gray, Declan Mckenna I kinda listen to more stuff now because streaming is so fluid. I don’t buy much these days the last thing I bought was Slobrina off of Bandcamp because it’s awesome vibes.
How many of your songs have you written about people in your life?
All of them I think. It kinda never goes well even if the song is sick people hate it. So now I think its better to not tell people if you write about them.
What has been the most unusual moment in your career so far?
It's all so weird, weird is normal now.
If you could open a show for anyone in the world, who would it be?
That's too hard, anyone listed before would be awesome. Touring is the best. can’t get enough and because there have been no shows all year, I’m here thirsty as fuck. Lolzz!!! the last show I went to was beabadoobee last year, she’s so pretty I died. Cuteness kills me. Love to open for her, she was playing a tom hanks film before the show instead of a opener, was considering rushing the stage smash and grab style. Haha, if only. That was a good night, had so much fun I bought a tee to remember it.
If you weren’t a musician, what other path do you think you might have taken?
I would always me a musician.
And what is the best piece of advice you have received as a musician?
Lilith Ai's new single 'Shanks Pony' is available to stream and download now. Watch the new video for it in the player below.