'Wistfully beautiful Faces' - The Static Drive
Lilijan Rose is a singer and songwriter from the town of Solihull in the West Midlands UK. She started singing just over three years ago. On a whim she followed an advertisement for singing lessons at her son's music school. That impulse ultimately led her life down a new musical path with rapid recognition for her talent. Lilijan has taken lessons with top UK Big Band singer Matt Ford and is also a student of The Vocal Zone Voice Studio which also trains well known TV personalities in stage and drama.
Her new vocation led Lilijan to a friendship with the former Duran Duran guitarist, singer and songwriter (“Girls on Film,” “Rio”), Andy Wickett. Andy encouraged and inspired her to work on recording her own original music. She took his advice, and her new career as an independent musician was born.
“Faces” is one of Lilijan Rose’s first singles. The song is a beautiful bit of melancholy Alt-Folk. Accompanied by an acoustic guitar, occasional piano and ethereal backing vocal harmonies Lilijan sings the tale of a chance encounter with an old friend. They compare stories and memories as the singer notes the effect that passing time has had on each of their changing faces. Lilijan’s beautifully wistful lead vocal belies her status as a newcomer. With the tone, phrasing and style of a seasoned professional the singer delivers a lovely and nuanced performance.
“Faces” won the Finalists award in the World Songwriting Competition with her co-writer Bob Emerson. Since launching her music career, Lilijan Rose has released six songs and currently counts over 50,000 streams across multiple platforms. "Saturday Morning" released in the Spring of 2020 created with musician songwriter Alan Garmonsway also won another Songwriting Finalists award heralding a promising start for Lilijan Rose in 2020.
Now Lilijan is getting radio attention, having been featured recently on the popular UK independent music program “BBC Introducing” in the West Midlands with 3 original songs at the end of 2020 and interviewed on Riverside Radio London. She has regularly featured on The Invisible Folk Club radio programme during 2020 and her songs have also been broadcast through the West Midlands Hospital Radio network with some live performance for the patients planned once Covid restrictions allow.