Rising talent Norah Lilith shares the unmissable ‘Days of 8’, her latest DIY single + video, and the first track to be released from her upcoming, eponymously named EP.
A champion in the DIY world, Nora Lilith’s last single, ‘Misfed’ saw the young artist re-emerge to begin a new era, shedding layers of her past and boldly introducing us to a brand new chapter in her career. Now, Norah Lilith returns to impress fans and listeners once more with her out-of-the-box productions and melancholia tinged songwriting.
On ‘Days of 8’, Lilith cleverly combines elements of jazz, lo-fi hip-hop, soul and house in order to create a unique and inviting sonic atmosphere that transcends genre entirely, whilst also offering up a tender and heartfelt ballad about personal insecurities and feelings of inadequacy in a relationship. It’s a balance hard to strike but Norah Lilith does so effortlessly.
Speaking on the single, Norah Lilith shares:
“The name Daysof8 feels representative of days where one is able to energetically hold love. the number 8 is structurally and visibly similar to an infinity symbol. To me, true love is an act of extending oneself for the sake of another’s growth. This act is infinite- infinitely doable and experientially infinite. It also makes me think of symbols of duality and balance, like yin/yang, an interplay between two forces that are fluid and symbiotic.
Upon discovering the Soundtoy’s ‘Alterboy’ plugin, I wrote this track, as well as Yolk, (another track on my upcoming EP) - both on the same day. I was really just experimenting with this vocal tone, and it excited me to be able to manipulate my voice to such a degree. I laid down the drums first, then the bass line, and the vocal melody came pretty naturally from just hearing that initial groove. Lyrically, Daysof8 is about the synthesis of recognizing your own limitations and mistakes in a relationship whilst wishing the other to be free from the clutches of those shortcomings. It's a confession of one’s own attachments and desperations, and a statement of loving release of that hold and an encouragement to ‘go’ be free.”