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ITS #5 - 4th Semester at Berklee - Lily Williams

Lily Williams is a singer/songwriter from the UK that has been classically trained in piano and clarinet from a young age. However, her true discovery of music came when she began songwriting. Immediately, she understood the power of music: the power to demonstrate things personally but also to reach and unlock emotions in others. She believes that music inspires because it has the power to say things that words can’t even begin to express, music demands to be felt.

This ‘discovery’ changed the way in which she reacted to many situations as it gave her an outlet to express herself - a new way to reflect, to mourn, to celebrate. The discovery of songwriting, and in a broader sense composition, gave her a vision and sparked a desire in her to spend her life absorbed in the creation and execution of music.

She believes that every individual is unique and so has something distinctive to say. The medium that she discovered to best express herself in is songwriting. She aims to be a prophet of culture by writing songs that are honest and that speak to people’s lives, shining light into dark places. She also hopes to depart from simplistic lyrics, trite analogies and predictable chord progressions, instead experimenting with tension and conflict within chords and songs to try and create moments of uncertainty and unexpectedness. Throughout her life she have cherished all kinds of music and believe that the lines separating genres are somewhat blurred, in this way she hopes to never restrict her music or put it into a box.

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