With roots in Berlin, Germany, and Austin, TX, the singer-songwriter, genre-less artist, and producer Nora Lilith marks a pivotal moment in her career with a dark and deep single, "Misfed."
Always taking a DIY approach with her music, Nora Lilith writes, produces, and mixes everything herself after learning how to use Ableton a couple of years back. With a sound that ranges from lo-fi electronica to experimental pop, house, r&b, and jazz, it's without a doubt that listeners will genuinely appreciate the explorative approaches that Nora Lilith has to offer.
Now releasing her dreamy and ethereal single, "Misfed," Nora Lilith showcases her angelic vocal stylings while also drenching us in haunting and mysterious tones throughout the song's entirety. "The lyrical meaning behind this song definitely falls into the same theme as many of my songs; an expression of awareness of lost and stolen pieces of myself and a desperation for them to be found," says Lilith.
Introducing ourselves to the single, "Misfed," the venture begins with delicate keyboard melodies at Nora Lilith's incredibly fragile and haunting vocal tones. Right off the bat, Nora Lilith leaves us in a trance with her minimal production, soothing keyboard tones, and her lush vocals. Delving deeper into her lyrics, Nora Lilith slowly expands on her need to find herself once again after making the realization that no one knows her mind quite like she does.
We can't help but compare Nora Lilith's vocal stylings to Billie Eilish, as her gentle whispers and innate soul pours through our speakers like a songbird with a broken wing. Also showcasing her incredible and broad vocal range, Nora Lilith closes the song with nothing but introspection, emotion, and depth.
Don't miss out on Nora Lilith's latest chilling single, "Misfed," now available on all digital streaming platforms.
Welcome to BuzzMusic Nora Lilith. We can't get enough of the haunting and chilling approach you've taken with your recent single, "Misfed." What inspired the song's emotional lyrical theme?
The lyrics to "Misfed" weren’t at all premeditated. It was a very organic emotional expression that came from simply slipping into a flow state while singing. It was actually one of the first songs, if not the first, where I was able to tap into that authenticity of my unconscious mind without strain or any conscious effort.
What was it like working with M-Cubed for "Misfed?" What aspects of the song did he manage?
Working with M-Cubed was amazing. Since we’re also partners, we’ve had some time to get comfortable with each other in a creative setting and find ways to make each other feel safe and supported. I’m not sure I would have been able to discover these new ways of relating to my lyricism and voice without the ease that that space provided me. Initially, we were just jamming and improvised most of the track, with me singing and him on keys. Later we both added some foley sounds and tweaked the production a bit.
Would you say that you're relatively familiar with writing such emotional and saddening lyrical themes, similar to "Misfed?" Did you write the lyrics for this piece with ease?
I am definitely familiar with darker lyrical themes. I think it's sort of my bread and butter, it's what inspires me most to write and sing; being able to alchemize my malaise in these ways is the spark of my musical interests.
On a more personal note, why do you think your music has been so successful thus far? What do you bring to the table that your audience loves and cherishes?
This is an interesting question, I’m honestly not quite sure! Since my tracks are very lo-fi, I feel like that raw non dressed up element makes them relatable or at least offers transparency into my world a bit. I think I’m also attempting a lot of accessible genres but definitely in a less conventional way, so maybe that is intriguing to some.
What's your favorite release of this year from an independent artist you admire?
I’ve really enjoyed Red Room by Hiatus Kaiyote.