We had the good fortune of connecting with Lillimure and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Lillimure, have there been any changes in how you think about work-life balance?
It’s easy for the line of life and work to blur when you do everything from the same room. It’s really important to take walks and spend time with friends if the circumstance allows. With the pandemic limiting what I could do and where I could go I found it really important to separate the space that I did have in the apartment based on what kind of activity I was doing. Also having roof access helped a lot too ūüôā It’s really easy to get overwhelmed when your work is also your passion. I just remind myself to take breaks every once in a while and know that eventually I will find the answer I am looking for. As things start opening back up I am excited to be able to immerse myself physically into creative spaces and live shows. As a musician I love to support other musicians and attend as many live shows as I can, in this way it’s nice to have a balance of shows I play and shows I watch.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Making music is my way of telling a story, so I hope that one day I’ll have a song for every moment. I started performing through musical theatre when I was eight, and while I loved singing and dancing I wanted to write my own story instead of playing a character. It was more of a gradual shift throughout my teen years when I realized I wanted to write songs, and then throughout college that I wanted to craft a recorded sound. The aspect of performance and stage has carried with me and I love collaborating with visual artists to give another dimension to the story and music. I definitely hit a bunch of learning curves along the way where I felt stuck or unsure of what to do next, and in those moments I had to remind myself of how far I’ve come since I started. I’ve learned that good things take time, and how to release projects without holding onto the ideal of perfection. It’s easy to get stuck on the idea of having the perfect take, or trying to be the best you’ll ever be, but I’ve found that accepting where you are in the process in the grander scheme of things is what growth is. I think what people like about the music I have out is that from project to project, my listeners can grow with me. I’m excited for what’s to come and to continue to see my ideas come to life. Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
As cheesy as this sounds, I would love to shout out my parents. I am so fortunate to have their support and have them believe in what I do. They’ve always encouraged me to try new things and to keep pushing forward when it gets hard. As immigrants I’ve watched them overcome adversity throughout my childhood, in instances where the odds were not in their favor. Their resourcefulness and resilience has been a continuous inspiration for me.

Website: https://www.lillimure.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lillimure/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/lillimure

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lillimure

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuJlT8LhTDi89M9sgMVpukw

Other: https://open.spotify.com/artist/4nn9ivW8DtP3uYYic9Tsjs?si=_3qxgKX7Slu_7IZenT63Sg https://soundcloud.com/lillimure

Image Credits
Cover Photo: Talia Rose Barton Live Show Shots: Jesse Sandler Music Video Stills: Andrew Lin

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