Lilian Hak

Lilian Hak

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Lilian Hak is a singer who creates progressive electronic music and is not afraid to experiment. Using laptop, voice, frantic guitars and synthesizers she creates her own sound; dark but sensual at the same time. Lilian writes/produces all her own music and plays almost all of the instruments.

Biography

ABOUT LILIAN HAK

Lilian Hak is a singer who creates progressive electronic music and is not afraid to experiment. Using laptop, voice, frantic guitars and synthesizers she creates her own sound; dark but sensual at the same time. Lilian writes/produces all her own music and plays almost all of the instruments.

Towards the end of 2004 she released her debut album 'Silence Feels Safe', which received critical acclaim in the press and was distributed through the majority Dutch independent record shop chains. Several songs on that album also received national airplay. In 2005, Ann Demeulemeester, a fashion designer from Antwerp, used one track during her fashion show in Paris for the men's spring wear collection 2006.

Lilian also produces various instrumental tracks and remixes under the alias of KaH. 'Stokers Siding' was the first KaH song included on the Kink FM compilation album 'X- Rated: The DARK Files'. This album was released in April 2006 and is distributed by Clearspot (for the Netherlands) and Soleilmoon (international).

'LOVE'S VICTORY MARCH'

Lilian's second, self-produced and performed album 'Love's Victory March' was released in October 2006 on the Steamin'Soundworks label. This collection of twelve pop songs show that Lilian does not shy away from the electronic sound. She uses voice samples, vocals, frantic guitar noises and synthesizers to create her own unique sound. This shows that 'Love’s Victory March' produces a perfect balance between experiment and entertainment.

'Faces' (September 2006) was the first single along with remixes by Scanner, aka Robin Rimbaud (UK), Vector Lovers (UK), and KaH. The single including all the remixes was also released on vinyl. 'Faces' received airplay on national radio and the remix by Vector Lovers was included on the international promotional CD 'Dutch Dance Part II'. This promo was handed out on Popkomm in Berlin and the Amsterdam Dance Event.

'Stitch My Name' (April 2007) was the second single with remixes by Orlando Voorn and KaH. This time the single was accompanied by a video made by Videology.now!

The album and the singles are distributed by Bertus Distribution.

LIVE

On stage Lilian (vocals/synths) is joined by Michel Scholten (drums) and Frank Burks (guitar/synths). Their live performance is full of energy with a clever use of electronic and organic sounds.

During 2005 Lilian performed live on Dutch national radio shows (3VOOR12/VPRO and Kink FM) and supported The Kills (UK) at various venues in The Netherlands. She was asked to play a live set at the annual Kink FM music awards at the Paradiso and then in June performed three consecutive nights a series of audiovisual concerts at the Amsterdam Melkweg venue.

In the summer of 2006 Lilian appeared on the main stage at the annual Parade Festival (Rotterdam, The Hague, Utrecht and Amsterdam), Festival ETCETERA and Montreux Festival. Again she played live on Dutch radio (3VOOR12/VPRO and NightLiveXS) and did the support for Kashmir (DK) in Breda.

Apart from playing at various venues in 2007 Lilian and her band are also confirmed to play at some festivals (Festival aan de Werf, Torenpop, deBeschaving and Robodock). Being a selected artist for Popronde 2007 she will play a series of gigs across The Netherlands this fall.

MORE INFORMATION

Keep checking the website for more news, press and live dates.
www.lilianhak.nl
www.steamsounds.com

Lyrics

Desire in overdrive

Written By: Peter Leferink/Lilian Hak

Underneath
a black blanket
my words
must sound a mess
When longing
for a shadow
to undress
It’s totally fucked
We only meet
in the shade
in your shadow
in my shame

Desire in overdrive
up - down
don't drown

Hoping for a better world
than this life behind the shame
When longing is waiting
and waiting to reveal the pain
I still miss
Our first kiss
When our love was full of bliss
I can't replace
I can't erase
This love we have is more than grace

Desire in overdrive
up - down
don't drown

In love with your shadow
In love with my shade

Desire in overdrive
up - down
don't drown

Stitch my name

Written By: Peter Leferink

We made great love
And better war
We'd kill all light
And fuck down the stars
I could taste your fears
And lick your scars
You stole my heart
And now you’ve moved away

Stitch my name
Onto your back
To make sure
You won't lose track

You made me float
And now you burn my eyes
With truth and beauty
And all your lies
I adore your tears
Your holy cries
How far we've come
Until you've blocked my mind

Stitch my name
Onto your back
To make sure
You won't lose track

Please

Written By: Peter Leferink

My angel wings
Devils frown
Wet my lips
Bony hips
Your shiny metal
All manly things
Let's see what
This one brings

Room

Written By: Peter Leferink

Don't want to be seen
Don't want to be mean
Don't want what I deserve

Don't want to see why
Don't want to hear your lie
Don't want to stay here a while

And drown my dreams
In your room
And lose my fears
In your room

Don't want to leave town
Don't want to go down
Don't want to be your shadow

Don't want to say 'let’s go'
Don't want to feel low
Don't want your tasteless desire

And drown my dreams
In your room
And kiss my tears
In your room

Don't want to feel the shame I see
I want to break these boundaries
I want to break these walls
Break these walls around you
I can't stand the pain I see
We share the same cage
You've got all these lies
All these lies

And drown my dreams
In your room
And lose my fears
In your room
And drown my dreams
In your room
And kiss my tears
In your room

Faces

Written By: Peter Leferink

I am not sure what's in my head
Or on my skin and in my bed
And every time I see your face
It's me or you, it's out of place

I get real frantic from this race
Born romantic, it's not my pace
And if we're all just dreaming life
You're just another fucking lie

I am not sure what's in my head
Or on my skin and in my bed
And every time I see your face
It must be history I chase

I am not sure what's in my head
Or on my skin and in my bed

It's me or you, I can't replace
It's me or you, it's out of place
I am not sure what's in my head

Love's victory march

Written By: Peter Leferink

What a way to fall
What a way to crawl
What a way to fall
What a way to crawl

The end is nearer
Than the stars
The hurt is clearer
Than love's victory march

You, the end of me
The only one who's free
You just woke up from hell
And got no one to tell

The end is nearer
Than the stars
The hurt is clearer
Than love's victory march
Than love's victory march

Sin city

Written By: Peter Leferink/Lilian Hak

I'm waiting for someone
To take me home
I'm scared here on scandal street
Waiting for a safe ride
Or a way to get in

I'm waiting for someone
To take me home
I'm scared in this city of sin
Pigs want real good lovers
And a way to get in

I'm waiting for someone
To take me home
I'm lost and wandering
looking for a way out
In a city of sin

What about it?

Written By: Peter Leferink/Lilian Hak

The mystery of life
In a siren's rise
Is an intimate revolution
Our embrace
History's solution
Can't breathe, can't come
Can't breathe, can't come
Deep in the heart is
What it's all about

So, what about it
What about it?
What about it?

Your spirit, my scream
My ecstasy
Is an intimate revolution
Our embrace
History's solution
Can't breathe, can't come
Can't breathe, can't come
Our walls explode
In a silent way

So, what about it
What about it?
What about it?
So, what about it

City sight

Written By: Peter Leferink

In this hotel lounge
We celebrate my flight
And I do not want
What I don't have
But I desire more
Than a shared laugh
Give me more

(I should decide what I have in mind)

The elevator
Up to a dream
1, 2, 3, 4
My sheets thin
In a room of sin
You get out

Citysight, soul burning
Citysight, soul burning

Fan stops turning
Fabric sliding
Bodies colliding

Citysight, soul burning
Citysight, soul burning

Ice

Written By: Lilian Hak

I'm counting till December
Then we all stand in a row
In the cold
Waiting for the ice show skaters
They will keep me rapt for ages
In my dream
A victory
I'll always be the one
with the winning number

My dream
We skate on ice
Drinking champagne
When your hands are cold you
hold mine
We watch the trees and leaves
And drink all night.
All the cliches
I always
always dreamt about

Discography

LOVE'S VICTORY MARCH (CD)
October 2006, Steamin'Soundworks
steam2006-4 | 8711539043353

STITCH MY NAME (cd-single)
April 2007, Steamin'Soundworks
steam2007-1 | 8711539046903

FACES (cd-single)
September 2006, Steamin'Soundworks
steam2006-2 | 8711539041564

FACES (12'')
October 2006, Steamin'Soundworks
steam2006-3 | 8711539041571

SILENCE FEELS SAFE (CD)
October 2004, Siren Music
Hak200704