Artist info

Genre

Electronic


band members

Zoe-Delilah Ward


Influences

The 1975, Sigur Ros, Flume, Lana Del Rey, The Japanese House


Bio

After growing up on the Sunshine Coast, Lilah - aka Zoe Ward - moved to Brisbane at 17 to explore her love of music. It was there she found her love for all things electronic and ambient, which quickly began to inform her song writing. Combined with formative influences from ambient and pop acts like Sigur Ros, Flume and The 1975, Lilah was born. Having previously performed under the moniker Indigo Daze, Ward was named an artist to watch by Tone Deaf alongside Gold Class, Yeo, Food Court, Baro, Friendships and more.

Ambient/electronic multi-instrumentalist LILAH is pleased to return with her sophomore single ‘Pushed Your Hands’. The follow up to her debut single ‘Hold Me’ released earlier this year, ‘Pushed Your Hands’ takes a darker turn for the Brisbane-based musician.
Gloomy and lovelorn, ‘Pushed Your Hands’ grew out of the darkness of tortured love. Lilah’s desperate-come-empowered vocals sit abed layers of seductive strings, weaving ambient synth lines and romantic crescendos. Her stoic voice realises the calm after a tumultuous reckoning. She sings of a darker time, the struggle to remove herself from the overpowering force of tragic love.

Written on the couch of her Brisbane loft, Lilah has spent the last four years re-working ‘Pushed Your Hands’. Whilst deep in an experimentation with an electronic looped version of the song, Lilah reversed her lead vocal track hearing the chilling words “you need some help” harking back at her. As if a deep-seeded sign from her subconscious, she knew it was time to let the song into the sun and release it from this darkness.

‘Pushed Your Hands’ a strong and exciting follow up to Lilah’s August release ‘Hold Me’ which Project U called "one of the biggest debuts of the year. 'Pushed Your Hands' will be available on all DSPs Friday 24, 2017.

"If Diplo sat down and meditated about the world and all its problems, this is the kind of soothing but melancholy vibes you would hear." - The AU Review

"Bridging pop and synthwave, Lilah is soon to be the touchstone in future pop music." - AAA-Backstage

"This feels like a tidal wave of brilliance surging, but her voice rides over the size of the production like a pro surfer in Teahupo’o. This is some series finale of Grey’s Anatomy crescendo shit." - Project U

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

21 Nov 2017

Triple J
35

For those who like their pop with a twist of darkness.

For those who like their pop with a twist of darkness.

Review

Review by Bridget Hustwaite Bridget Hustwaite

14 Nov 2017

Triple J
35

Great vocals that really steer this dark soundscape of strings and synths. A super strong follow up to your debut!

Great vocals that really steer this dark soundscape of strings and synths. A super strong follow up to your debut!

Review

Review by Gemma Pike Gemma Pike

14 Nov 2017

Triple J
35

A goth pop delight.

A goth pop delight.