Lily Lane – Devil

Lily Lane - Devil

Lily Lane - Devil

Lily Lane – Devil

ARTIST NAME: Lily Lane
 
SONG TITLE: Devil
 
GENRE: Pop Rock, Neo-Soul
 
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Lily Lane is a bombshell bisexual pinup pop star born in Boston. She started performing as a teenager for Nickelodeon co-signed tours with Cody Simpson and Big Time Rush before moving to NYC and attending NYU: Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music, graduating alongside classmates Maggie Rogers, Raveena, and Fletcher. Lane’s first independent EP “Nothin’ But Trouble”, released in 2014 was featured in “Pretty Little Liars” and was given rave reviews from top tastemakers in the industry: Just Jared, Perez Hilton, CeleBuzz, Nylon, and Teen Vogue. Lane’s follow-up single “Supernatural” was produced by Scott Jacoby (John Legend, Vanessa Hudgens) and premiered on VEVO. 
In 2016 after graduating college, Lane promptly signed with Wilhelmina Models, becoming an outspoken activist for body positivity and LGBTQ rights, garnering an impressive social media following of dedicated fans. 
Lane relaunched her music project in 2019 with the songs “Thirsty” and “Running Back to You”. The Thirsty music video is an all-girl celebration of female sexuality and empowerment and features plus-size Supermodel Denise Bidot, celebrity fashion designer Mery Racauchi, and popular YouTuber Lexie Lombard. “Thirsty” also received support from Lily’s brother, Grammy-nominated DJ, Sofi Tukker. Lane played two packed headlining shows in NYC to celebrate her releases in Winter 2019, selling out Rockwood Music Hall and the Mailroom. 
In 2020, as a one-woman team with no PR or marketing budget, Lily amassed over 500,000 streams across Spotify, Tidal, and Apple Music, wrote and was featured on a song with rap superstar Trinidad James, and released a song “Brand New” in collaboration with Netflix for their show “Get Organized with The Home Edit!”
Lane’s voice really shines on this track, gritty and dripping with raw emotion, reminiscent of Amy Winehouse and Elle King. In a powerful pre-chorus spanning two octaves, Lily sings “If I’m gonna be the bad guy, I wanna be the worst. It’s got to be a blessing to be this much of a curse,” reclaiming her power as a badass female with autonomy over her choices, both with her body and music.
This year, Lily moved across the country to Los Angeles, assembled an all-female team, and is ready to relaunch as a reformed good girl, with her Devil Music video being released May 2021 and her follow-up single to “Devil”, “Good Girls”, to be released June 2021. 
Lily, who penned the song herself, describes “Devil” as her pseudo-super villain/hero origin story, a soulful mid-tempo pop-rock banger that depicts growing up as a survivor of childhood sexual abuse in a victim-blaming culture.
 
LYRICS:
 
Yeah, yeah, yeah
 
I was cast in a role
That I never auditioned for
Made into a girl
Who I’d never met before
Villainized for the clothes everyone else wore
I just can’t take no more
I just can’t take no more
 
If I’m gonna be the bad guy
I wanna be the worst
It’s gotta be a blessing
To be this much of a curse
If I’m gonna be the bad guy
I wanna be the worst
It’s gotta be a blessing
To be this much of a curse
 
Oh, Lord
If it makes, if it makes you feel better
Then just call me the devil
La la la, la la la, la la la, ah
La la la la
If it makes, if it makes you feel better
Then just call me the devil
La la la, la la la, la la la, ah

 

So far past apologies
I can’t tell you what I need
Wanna forget all of it
I’m praying for inner peace
If this ain’t my destiny
Then I need a sweet release
Sometimes I forget to breathe
Sometimes I forget to breathe
 
If I’m gonna be the bad guy
I wanna be the worst
It’s gotta be a blessing to be this much of a curse
If I’m gonna be the bad guy
I wanna be the worst
It’s gotta be a blessing
To be this much of a curse
 
Oh, Lord
If it makes, if it makes you feel better
Then just call me the devil
La la la, la la la, la la la, ah
La la la la
If it makes, if it makes you feel better
Then just call me the devil
La la la, la la la, la la la, ah

 

I can be everything you see in your nightmare
You’re not gonna play fair
I can be everything they warned you to fear now
Your conscience ain’t clear now

 

They say there are two sides to every story
But no one asked for mine, said it was boring
They say there are two sides to every story
And now I bet you’re really feeling sorry
 
If it makes, if it makes you feel better
if it makes you
Then just call me the devil
La la la, la la la, la la la, ah
oh-oh-oh-oh
La la la la
If it makes, if it makes you feel better
If it, if it, oh-oh
Then just call me the devil
La la la, la la la, la la la, ah
Whoa, whoa, whoa
La la la la
La la la, la la la, la la la, ah

 

 

Tell us how fans are reacting to your music.
Positively, women from all over the world are letting me know they understand “Devil” on a deeper level and stand with me as a survivor. It has been beautiful and powerful.

 

Tell us your point of view on the quality of production of today’s songs to old songs and point out what you think has changed.
My music now is much more honest and my production has gone full circle from more organic to pop now to a mixture of both real and fake instruments.

 

Tell us your greatest song and state the reason.
This is my favorite song I’ve ever written because of how personal it is to me, and I love singing the pre-chorus.
 
Press: 
Lily, who penned the song herself, describes “Devil” as her pseudo-super villain/hero origin story, a soulful mid-tempo pop-rock banger that depicts growing up as a survivor of childhood sexual abuse in a victim-blaming culture. 
Lane’s voice really shines on this track, gritty and dripping with raw emotion, reminiscent of Amy Winehouse and Elle King. In a powerful pre-chorus spanning two octaves, Lily sings “If I’m gonna be the bad guy, I wanna be the worst. It’s got to be a blessing to be this much of a curse,” reclaiming her power as a badass female with autonomy over her choices, both with her body and music. 
The music video was shot in NYC directed by Mike Schwartz with assistance from Sydney Claire, creative direction by Lily Lane, styling and additional creative direction by Rachel Spencer, hair by Zoe Davis, BTS, production coordination, and additional editing by Katherine Elam, production assistance by Myra Murray with editing and color correction by Quinn Hawking.

 

 

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