Formerly of the poppy (as in more commercial pop) Lillix, but you’d never know, as her first solo effort, Mellow Drama is a very mature indeed. I am just giving it a listen for the second time I believe, and it is quite good. Which goes to show, commercial pop can serve as a good launching pad for successful solo careers. (To be fair, Lillix had a few catchy songs, of what I had heard, but likely not highly memorable).
Her new album, The Midnight Mass, is released a week from today, July 9. Stream it here.
It seems the Soundcloud embed is down for now (back now!), so in the meantime, listen to her 2011 Polaris Prize longlisted debut album (including the almost Lana Del Rey like “Ocean Grey”, before Lana was huge though):