lilo surface with the restrained elegance of debut single ‘Change’

lilo (credit: Lillian Davies)

London-based duo lilo may only now be getting started in earnest, but the creative partnership between Christie Gardner and Helen Dixon stretches back a decade. You may even have heard some of their music – the lilo’s singles club EP arrived in February, collecting the batch of songs the pair released last year on a cassette that’s long since sold out – but if not, ‘Change’ is a great place to start. Billed as their debut single proper, courtesy of Practise Music (Squid, Deep Tan, Konradsen etc.), it’s built upon the intertwined foundations of acoustic guitar and piano, and the dreamlike atmosphere it conjures up obscures the knotty, personal nature of its lyrical content. Per the band:

‘Change’ is about the experience of knowing that something that you want might not be what is best for you. It’s about pushing your boundaries just to find that you’ve pushed them too far.’

There’s further new material in the works; keep an eye out for that later in the year, and in the meantime you can get acquainted with ‘Change’ below.

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