Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Lily Elise - Taken

Emerging 24-year-old Bay Area native Lily Elise, who is probably best known for being a Season 1 contestant on NBC's The Voice (under team Christina Aguilera) or perhaps known for contributing her vocals to Canadian electronic music producer Felix Cartal's 2014 single "Let It Go" or Twin Shadow's "Alone" off his newest album, Eclipse, has today unveiled the music video for her latest single "Taken", which was produced by Felix Snow (SZA, Gallant, Nicole Sherzinger) and serves as the title track from her forthcoming debut EP, due out later this year. The EP will also include her previous realeased singles, "Suitcases" and "Generator" as well as collaborations with Dan Nigro (Sky Ferreira, AlunaGeorge, Twin Shadow), Mighty Mike (Dojo, Sirah, Kelly Clarkson) and Erik Belz & Danny Score (Jez Dior).

Speaking on the track, Lily tells Billboard, who premiered the single back in March:

"'Taken' is the breakup song of the EP. Growing up, my grandma always said to me, 'The space for what you want, is being taken by what you settled for.' What I've always wanted, with a deep sense of certainty, is to share my music and my voice with the world. Because of that I've always been extremely focused on music, which doesn't leave much room for love. It wedged a divide in the relationship, and we grew further apart as he realized he would never mean more to me than my music. Hopefully I find someone someday that does, but he wasn't that person. I wrote 'Taken' with Jenn Deciliveo as a piano ballad and Felix Snow brought the song to life with his production."

Watch the video "Taken", directed by Gil Marsden, below.

"Taken" is available now on iTunes.

Premiere via Good Music All Day.


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