Lili K.
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Lili K.

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Chicago, Illinois, United States
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I first heard local singer-songwriter Lili K. on Chance the Rapper's breakthrough 2012 mixtape, #10Day. She played a backup singer to Chance on "Hey Ma," and her fluttering brassy voice helped make the tune one of the mixtape's high points. Since then I've noticed her name come up frequently in the local hip-hop scene, which is slightly odd considering Lili doesn't make rap herself.
The 21-year-old is a jazz vocalist. She studied jazz, classical, and opera singing as a high school student in Milwaukee, but it's jazz that captured her attention. After graduating high school she enrolled in Columbia College, where she took classes with Ruby Hornet's Alex Fruchter (aka DJ RTC) and met producer Peter Cottontale. Lili and Peter became frequent collaborators and in the fall they released a neosoul EP called Metal Petals, which includes contributions from Chance, Sulaiman, and the GTW. Lili tends to blur genre lines in her solo work, which certainly helps her ability to work and connect with local MCs and rap producers.

On Fri 3/1 Lili and her backing band, the Secret Garden, will headline a concert at the Hard Rock Cafe, and the show provided a great opportunity to talk with the singer about her relationship with the local rap scene. I recently met up with Lili at the Chicago Cultural Center where we discussed J Dilla, getting a fake ID to get into jazz clubs, and her work with Peter and Chance.

On meeting and connecting with Peter Cottontale:

He was actually in a band, they're called HD, and they were kinda like Columbia's house band for open mikes. I basically just went to one after being at Columbia for a couple months and I sang by myself, and I was like, "If there's any musicians out there, I wanna start a band, so come talk to me if you like what you hear." I sang, and they came up, like, "Oh, we'd love to work with you." So we played a couple shows together and then they were going in like a different direction—I mean they played for a lot of different artists—and I wanted to set up something that was mostly just me and my music. So Peter and I kinda branched out and started pulling our own musicians to make our band.

I know as a producer he's heavily influenced by J Dilla, which is one of my favorite—probably a lot of people's favorite—producers of all time. He's also trained in jazz. He was actually—a lot of people don't know this—Peter is a percussionist. He plays vibes, that's his first instrument; he kinda taught himself keyboard to produce and make money at jazz gigs on the side, but it's not his first instrument. So like if you give him a vibraphone he kills.

We discovered we did the same type of stuff in high school with music and everything like that. Just talking about, "Who do you like?" and "Who do you like?" We just had a lot of similar interests, from everybody like D'Angelo and Jill Scott and the whole neosoul movement to, like, Bill Evans, Chick Corea, and jazz.



On finding her place in the rap scene:

I released my first project in 2011—actually on my birthday, July 1, 2011—and that was a neosoul EP. No one knew who I was. I called Peter one morning, I was like, "I wanna release a project," and he was like, "Alright, come over. Let's do it." And so we did that and I released it to a nonexistent fan base pretty much.

When I initially moved to Chicago, I started going to jam sessions at jazz clubs. I got a fake ID when I was 18 so I could go to jam sessions, so I knew some people in the jazz scene, but definitely that's not the hip-hop scene.

And then I started meeting people. Peter knew some people from producing in high school and it just kept growing, and I worked with more and more people. I've just been lucky enough to have people like it, which is weird because it is the hip-hop scene and I'm not a rapper. I don't do hip-hop. There are elements to it in my music, but I'm just really fortunate that people have liked it.

On working with Chance the Rapper:

I was sitting in RTC's class at Columbia, and Peter texted me and just asked if I could come to a Chance session. And this was, it was before #10Day came out, and Chance had a growing buzz, but he definitely wasn't where he is now. I guess how it came about was they were in the studio and he was producing "Hey Ma" with Chance and they really wanted a singer on it, and Zak Fox Jablow, he had suggested me, he knew about me from Columbia.

He played Chance some of my stuff, and he liked it, and they're like, "How do we get in touch with her?" Peter was like, "Well, I'm her producer." He just kinda sat quietly and let it unfold to see if they genuinely liked me so he wasn't just like putting me on it, which is really cool; I appreciate that it was like a genuine interest and not just Peter trying to push me on them.

I went over there and I pretty much just had Chance write down the lyrics, and I sang along when I wanted to. He really liked it, and we built a relationship from there. I've done more so - Chicago Reader


ah speaking of dope experimental sounds that I’m new to, here goes another one before I sign out. Lili K and Peter Cottontale definitely grabbed my attention with this new EP, Metal Petals. Chicago based soul singer Lili provides the vocals while Peter takes you on an auditory journey with his wide ranging electro/hip-hop production. Features on the project include Chance The Rapper, Sulaiman, and The GTW. Shit is tight, but don’t take my word for it, check it after the jump. - OkayPlayer


ah speaking of dope experimental sounds that I’m new to, here goes another one before I sign out. Lili K and Peter Cottontale definitely grabbed my attention with this new EP, Metal Petals. Chicago based soul singer Lili provides the vocals while Peter takes you on an auditory journey with his wide ranging electro/hip-hop production. Features on the project include Chance The Rapper, Sulaiman, and The GTW. Shit is tight, but don’t take my word for it, check it after the jump. - OkayPlayer


We've given singer Lili K. and partner-in-crime Peter CottonTale plenty of shine here on SB, and with good reason. Their sound, a fun blend of jazz, pop, hip hop and soul, comes together once again for their LP Metal Petals. Switching gears a bit from their previous collaboration, last summer's A Prelude to Hello, this collection focuses on Peter's harder hitting, hip-hop inspired production that adds a nice counterpoint to Lili's light, jazzy vocals. Lead single "Curtain Call" is a perfect example of this, with its hard-hitting drums and hand claps providing the foundation that Lili's voice soars against. Elsewhere, tracks like "Never Ever" and "Don't Worry" find Lili experimenting with a poppier sound (or as close to pop as the eclectic songstress gets). "Never Ever" is dreamier in approach than "Don't Worry," which distorts Lili's voice and makes the thumping kick drum just as central to the song's success. The only feature (if you don't the count the previously released remixes for Prelude tracks "My Name Is..." and "One Date") is the Sulaiman and Chance the Rapper-assisted "Ambition." And, while decent, it doesn't shine as bright as the rest of the EP. "Highlight the Moon," however, lives up to its name as the highlight of the EP. The introspective lyrics about heartbreak pair nicely with Peter's thoughtful-yet-spacy production and allow a slightly subdued Lili to emote beautifully. If Lili K. is an artist on the verge, then Metal Petals should bring quite a bit of attention her way. Sample the EP after the bounce, then head over to her Bandcamp page to download the set on a pay-what-you-like (including free) basis. - Soul Bounce


After making a splash with her video debut early last month Chicago based singer-songwriter Lili K and producer Peter Cottontale have released their collaborative Metal Petals EP. As a follow-up to the collaborative duo's 2011 four song EP, A Prelude To Hello, Metal Petals finds the young chanteuse demonstrating the duel strength of her vocals and her pen.

With the aide of Cottontale's warm hip hop-influenced electro-soul production, Lili's apt narrative storytelling alongside her polished soulful vocals takes center stage on such tracks like the EP opener "Curtain Call" and "Highlight The Moon". - Ear Milk


After making a splash with her video debut early last month Chicago based singer-songwriter Lili K and producer Peter Cottontale have released their collaborative Metal Petals EP. As a follow-up to the collaborative duo's 2011 four song EP, A Prelude To Hello, Metal Petals finds the young chanteuse demonstrating the duel strength of her vocals and her pen.

With the aide of Cottontale's warm hip hop-influenced electro-soul production, Lili's apt narrative storytelling alongside her polished soulful vocals takes center stage on such tracks like the EP opener "Curtain Call" and "Highlight The Moon". - Ear Milk


Talented vocalist Lili K. delivers track after track of soulful, harmonic vocals over the diverse production of Peter Cottontale on her new project, Metal Petals. The Chicago native draws from the deep and diverse talent bed in her city and spans a variety of genres – from hip-hop to electronic to jazz to neo-soul – with featured guests including Chance The Rapper, Sulaiman, and The GTW.
Lili K.’s talent does not stop with her vocals. The songwriter has a knack for crafting easily relatable tracks, such as “Don’t Worry” and “Never Ever” that draw upon commonly felt themes of self-esteem, love lost, discouragement and personal growth in a way that is heartfelt but still hopeful. Stream and download the seven track EP below. - Soul Culture


Lili K. and Peter Cottontale collaborate to present their latest project titled Metal Petals. This 7-track collection of original songs and remixes feature Lili’s soulful voice paired with Peter’s electro/hip hop production, which proved to be a dope combination. Guest verses on Metal Petals include, Chance The Rapper, Sulaiman, and more. Check out the tracklist and download this project below. - ILLROOTS


Lili K. and Peter Cottontale collaborate to present their latest project titled Metal Petals. This 7-track collection of original songs and remixes feature Lili’s soulful voice paired with Peter’s electro/hip hop production, which proved to be a dope combination. Guest verses on Metal Petals include, Chance The Rapper, Sulaiman, and more. Check out the tracklist and download this project below. - ILLROOTS


It’s very rare to find a non-Hip Hop track on here but this is a bit of a gem, plus the singer has a beautiful name ; ) - Lily Mercer


Lili K and producer Peter Cottontale come together for the remix to Lili’s “One Date”. Look for Lili’s Metal Petals EP to drop soon. Enjoy! - Gowhere Hiphop


Lili K and producer Peter Cottontale come together for the remix to Lili’s “One Date”. Look for Lili’s Metal Petals EP to drop soon. Enjoy! - Gowhere Hiphop


Jazz/Neo-soul vocalist Lili K has teamed up with bubbling Producer Thelonious Martin on her latest track "Come In." She is currently prepping for the release of "Metal Petals" produced by longtime writing collaborator and producer Peter Cottontale. - Barrel House BKLYN


I’ve never been a real big fan of RnB personally, in order for me to really listen to RnB I have to really think that the song is speaking to me and that the content is awesome. On that note the difference between RnB and Neo Soul is quite a tremendous switch, but its main purpose is to give you that really awesome vibe that makes you just think about things in different concepts and perceptions. Chicago is known for its hip-hop roots to a degree but as far as RnB and neo-soul it’s not really seen that much. That’s when I made it my job to find some of the most talented Neo Soul artists that the city of wind had to offer. Henceforth, I give you Lili K.

Lili K’s style is old-fashioned but then again it’s not, for the simple fact that her lyrics are talking about everyday situations that happens with a lot of people. The difference between her and many other artists that I’ve heard is that her delivery is amazing when it comes to harmonizing and matching her voice to the right sounds. Her influences are as long as Stevie wonder all the way to Aretha franklin, which is pretty impressive for the fact that her voice fits right in the middle of artists just like that. Another factor that makes Lili an amazing artist is that she is very diverse in the music that she chooses to put her voice behind. One moment you can hear her lending her vocals to Chance The Rapper, and the next she’s showing off her own unique flows with Chicago native GTW. Either way she’s an astounding person and is definitely on the rise. Having already opened up for artists like Dwele, and Slum Village Lili is proving that her voice is not only powerful, but it’s something to be remembered. When I met Lili I remembered her telling me this one thing, that her main objective is to put forth music that will be remembered for years to come like her inspirations. She’s not so much worried with trying to stay relevant with the masses of today. As long as she makes music that has soul and beauty that’s all she cares about. While that might be her purpose working with producers like Peter Cottontale and Thelonious Martin she’s doing that and so much more. Personally Lili is someone who is down to earth and is very encouraging to all that she passes, but what I remember about her the most is that she’s very persistent about putting forth quality work for the masses to hear.

Lili K is an artist that I will always have high hopes for and I wish her the very best on all future endeavors that she takes on. (Not to mention that I have a small crush on her lol) but nevertheless if you listen to her voice you’ll see exactly why she’s gonna take the world of neo-soul by storm…….

Here’s some of her work. If you have’nt download her latest project “Prelude To Hello” please do so. Her next project “Hello/Goodbye” will be coming soon, so be on the outlook for that….. - Power Takeover


I’ve never been a real big fan of RnB personally, in order for me to really listen to RnB I have to really think that the song is speaking to me and that the content is awesome. On that note the difference between RnB and Neo Soul is quite a tremendous switch, but its main purpose is to give you that really awesome vibe that makes you just think about things in different concepts and perceptions. Chicago is known for its hip-hop roots to a degree but as far as RnB and neo-soul it’s not really seen that much. That’s when I made it my job to find some of the most talented Neo Soul artists that the city of wind had to offer. Henceforth, I give you Lili K.

Lili K’s style is old-fashioned but then again it’s not, for the simple fact that her lyrics are talking about everyday situations that happens with a lot of people. The difference between her and many other artists that I’ve heard is that her delivery is amazing when it comes to harmonizing and matching her voice to the right sounds. Her influences are as long as Stevie wonder all the way to Aretha franklin, which is pretty impressive for the fact that her voice fits right in the middle of artists just like that. Another factor that makes Lili an amazing artist is that she is very diverse in the music that she chooses to put her voice behind. One moment you can hear her lending her vocals to Chance The Rapper, and the next she’s showing off her own unique flows with Chicago native GTW. Either way she’s an astounding person and is definitely on the rise. Having already opened up for artists like Dwele, and Slum Village Lili is proving that her voice is not only powerful, but it’s something to be remembered. When I met Lili I remembered her telling me this one thing, that her main objective is to put forth music that will be remembered for years to come like her inspirations. She’s not so much worried with trying to stay relevant with the masses of today. As long as she makes music that has soul and beauty that’s all she cares about. While that might be her purpose working with producers like Peter Cottontale and Thelonious Martin she’s doing that and so much more. Personally Lili is someone who is down to earth and is very encouraging to all that she passes, but what I remember about her the most is that she’s very persistent about putting forth quality work for the masses to hear.

Lili K is an artist that I will always have high hopes for and I wish her the very best on all future endeavors that she takes on. (Not to mention that I have a small crush on her lol) but nevertheless if you listen to her voice you’ll see exactly why she’s gonna take the world of neo-soul by storm…….

Here’s some of her work. If you have’nt download her latest project “Prelude To Hello” please do so. Her next project “Hello/Goodbye” will be coming soon, so be on the outlook for that….. - Power Takeover


An invitation to join great company only needs to be said once, but the way Lili K says it leaves you wanting a special invite for everything. In a soulful breathe, the songstress exhales the bliss of co-mingling for the very first time. Lili K found bubbling Chicago producer Thelonious Martin for a Jill Scott influenced storytelling style of what became "Come In."

Lili K is working on a new project entitled 'Metal Petals,' along with songwriter/producer Peter CottonTale. Hopefully the new album will include sessions with Thelonious Martin as well.

Producer: Thelonious Martin
- Singers Room


Thelonious Martin provides Lili K with a smooth backdrop for her new single. Who’s Lili, you ask? Well, those female vocals you hear on Chance The Rapper’s “Hey Ma”? That’s her. She also assisted Naledge on his track “Broke No More”, which surfaced last month.
Lili’s new project, Metal Petals, should be arriving this summer. Until then, enjoy this one. Also, Lili’s going to be live at Shrine this Thursday, so be sure to check her out. Grab tickets here and peep the details below. - Fake Shore Drive


Earlier this week we featured an up-and-coming rapper from Chicago named Rockie Fresh after he released the high-pitch sampled track “Never Lose.” Rockie stayed around his hometown to work with Chicago producer Thelonious Martin, and it looks like Martin has quite the selection of neighbors to work with.
Lili K. is a jazzy neo-soul vocalist from around the same way, and her latest song “Come In,” produced by Thelonious Martin, is a smooth and sensual Erykah Badu-esque tune for some late night escapades. Lili’s voice is playfully seductive and soulful far beyond her 20 years.
Fans of Jill Scott will find plenty of tunes to enjoy on Lili’s Soundcloud page — once they break the replay button on this track, that is. Similarly, jazz-influenced hip-hop fans will find plenty to appreciate about Martin’s production.
And who doesn’t love a girl that drops a “Bump N’ Grind” reference? - Death and Taxes


Earlier this week we featured an up-and-coming rapper from Chicago named Rockie Fresh after he released the high-pitch sampled track “Never Lose.” Rockie stayed around his hometown to work with Chicago producer Thelonious Martin, and it looks like Martin has quite the selection of neighbors to work with.
Lili K. is a jazzy neo-soul vocalist from around the same way, and her latest song “Come In,” produced by Thelonious Martin, is a smooth and sensual Erykah Badu-esque tune for some late night escapades. Lili’s voice is playfully seductive and soulful far beyond her 20 years.
Fans of Jill Scott will find plenty of tunes to enjoy on Lili’s Soundcloud page — once they break the replay button on this track, that is. Similarly, jazz-influenced hip-hop fans will find plenty to appreciate about Martin’s production.
And who doesn’t love a girl that drops a “Bump N’ Grind” reference? - Death and Taxes


Producer Peter Cottontale decided to remix Lili K's single "One Date" from their collab EP 'A Prelude To Hello' and this is the result, a smooth soulful track which is enchanced by Lili's incredibly soothing voice.

The two artists are currrently working on another EP, hopefully we'll get more info on said project soon! - Chicago Now


Neo-soul singer, Lili K, delivers a new smooth joint with production by the talented Thelonious Martin, titled “Come In”. The young songstress is getting ready to release her forthcoming project ‘Metal Petals’ soon, so be on the look-out for that! - Ashley Outrageous


Chicago songstress Lili K. and her creative partner producer Peter CottonTale have rejoined forces to remix "One Date", which off their collaborative EP, A Prelude to Hello. The rework has a distinguishable hip-hop feel that ventures a bit into electro-soul territory. The complementary elements of both genres work in conjunction to spice up the original jazzy tune.

With the addition of another dimension in the song's equation the original record's laid back, pure jazz-oriented vibe is arguably lost in translation, or at the least diluted. That's not to say a void is present in the remix. If you were won over by the jazzy, contiguously feel good vibe of the original you may not be wowed by the remix. However, if you're like me and have a strong penchant for the combination of soulful vocals and genre-bending production, this remix just may be your cup of tea.

Whether you're won over by the remix or not, most will agree Lili and Peter have forged a strong artistic chemistry together. Stream and both the original and the remix below, and stay tuned for Lili K. and Peter CottonTale's upcoming collaborative EP, Metal Petals. - Ear Milk


Fresh on the heels of the release of his beat tape Colors, Chicago producer Thelonious Martin linked up with fellow Chicagoan and jazz/neo-soul vocalist Lili K. for her latest offering "Come In." The sultry vocals of the 20-year-old songstress have a pleasant and mesmerizing quality that harmoniously coexists with Martin's soulful production.

The pairing of the two Chicago natives has produced an intimate soul drenched single. The chemistry that exists between the two artists is undeniable and one can only hope to hear more collaborative records from the two. Give "Come In" a listen, and if you're in the Chicago area, catch headliners Lili K. and The Secret Garden live tonight at The Shrine. - Ear Milk


Fresh on the heels of the release of his beat tape Colors, Chicago producer Thelonious Martin linked up with fellow Chicagoan and jazz/neo-soul vocalist Lili K. for her latest offering "Come In." The sultry vocals of the 20-year-old songstress have a pleasant and mesmerizing quality that harmoniously coexists with Martin's soulful production.

The pairing of the two Chicago natives has produced an intimate soul drenched single. The chemistry that exists between the two artists is undeniable and one can only hope to hear more collaborative records from the two. Give "Come In" a listen, and if you're in the Chicago area, catch headliners Lili K. and The Secret Garden live tonight at The Shrine. - Ear Milk


Fresh off of the release of his latest beat tape ‘Colors’, Thelonious Martin links up with up and coming artist Lili K. for a refreshing collaboration. Lili was last featured on Chance The Rapper’s 10Day on the fan favorite track, ‘Hey Ma‘. Catch her in Chicago this Thursday as she headlines at The Shrine. - ILLROOTS


As those spring flings ignite into summer affairs, it's always good to keep a soundtrack (or, as I like to call it, GTD playlist) handy. Of course there are the old and faithful tracks that will always make the cut, but here is one newcomer that you should be adding. Lili K., the jazzy Chi-Town songstress who's been on SB's radar since she made our holidays bright and then made a name for herself, is back once again with "Come In." The sensual track, produced by fellow Chicagoan Thelonious Martin, lays the groundwork for an intimate rendezvous with its sultry electric guitar and an inviting bass line. And, of course, Lili is sounding great as she delivers her siren song with a verve that we've come to expect from her. By the time she mentions that she'll "make you pancakes at midnight" and interpolates a bit of R. Kelly's "Bump 'N Grind," you'll be wishing that the song went on all night long. If any Bouncers are lucky enough to be in Chicago tomorrow night, Lili will be rocking the stage at The Shrine (and hopefully she'll be rocking some stages across the rest of the country soon). For the rest of us, we can at least take solace in the fact that Lili is offering this track for the low, low price of free. Hopefully you'll be able to put it to good use. - Soul Bounce


Remember Lili K. and Peter CottonTale? The singer/producer duo managed to melt my Grinch-like heart over the holidays. Well, she's back with some more musical goodness. Last summer's Prelude to Hello EP had plenty of solid tracks. One that stood above the bunch, however, was the jazzy groove "My Name Is," which featured rhymes by The GTW. Never one to rest on laurels, Peter CottonTale has gone ahead and flipped the track (which he originally produced). Adding harder hitting drums and a few flourishes, a new life is breathed into the song. The remix of "My Name Is" is available as a free download and serves to prepare audiences for the new sounds coming your way when the follow up to Prelude, titled Metal Petals, blooms this spring. Oh, and for those bouncers in Chicago, be sure to check Lili, Peter, and the rest of the crew when they play The Double Door tonight with BJ The Chicago Kid. - Soul Bounce


I don't like Christmas music. I really don't. But it seems that folks around SBHQ want to make my Grinchy little heart grow three times its size. How else can you explain why Lili K. and Peter Cottontale's holiday ditty ended up in my inbox. Dubbing it "A Christmas Song," Lili jazzes up a medley of "Angels We Have Heard On High" with a bit of "The Christmas Song" and "Jingle Bells" in an effort to get us all in the Christmas spirit. I'd never heard of Lili and Peter until this effort, but it was enough to make me peep even more of them. Luckily I didn't have to look far, as their EP A Prelude to Hello is on their Bandcamp page. If you enjoyed their Christmas medley, you'll be floored by this. Combining elements of jazz, hip hop, and soul, they've truly crafted something special. The four-track EP is some of the most refeshing music that I've heard all year. Luckily, these projects aren't the last we'll hear of the twosome, as they're preparing their latest collaboration, Metal Petals, to drop sometime in the near future. Because I'm actually feeling the Christmas cheer thanks to these two, I'm going to be nice and share this magic with you guys. Check out their medley "A Christmas Song" as well as the appropriately-titled "Refreshing" below. After that, head to Lili's Bandcamp page to get A Prelude to Hello and "A Christmas Song" for free. - Soul Bounce


The GTW was featured on a track entitled, “My name is” from Lili K and Peter Cottontale’s Ep, Prelude to Hello. The smooth sultry track was composed by Peter Cottontale coupled with smooth melodic vocals from Lili K. The three meshed together perfectly on this song.
You can download the ep at http://preludetohello.com. - THE GTW


After taking the next step in her progression by going to college to learn about the business side of music, she put herself around other talented individuals by attending Chicago's Columbia College. What was born out of this experience was her current project, "A Prelude To Hello," as well as another EP and a full-length album – both of which are scheduled to come out over the next season or two. - JC Poppe (Special to OnMilwaukee.com)


After taking the next step in her progression by going to college to learn about the business side of music, she put herself around other talented individuals by attending Chicago's Columbia College. What was born out of this experience was her current project, "A Prelude To Hello," as well as another EP and a full-length album – both of which are scheduled to come out over the next season or two. - JC Poppe (Special to OnMilwaukee.com)


After taking the next step in her progression by going to college to learn about the business side of music, she put herself around other talented individuals by attending Chicago's Columbia College. What was born out of this experience was her current project, "A Prelude To Hello," as well as another EP and a full-length album – both of which are scheduled to come out over the next season or two. - JC Poppe (Special to OnMilwaukee.com)


Lili K. (Vocalist/ Musician) comes together with Peter Cottontale (Producer/ Composer) to release an EP as a pre-cursor to Lili K.'s anticipated Album "Hello Goodbye"(expected to be released in Fall 2011).The EP "A Prelude to Hello" brings to life the events of heartbreak, recovery, and romance that take place leading up to the in-depth relationship tale portrayed in the album "Hello Goodbye" - Dante (Fly Guy Music)


This has been a busy summer for Jeff Jackson! View his work on Lili K.’s “A Prelude To Hello” ! - Classick Studios


This has been a busy summer for Jeff Jackson! View his work on Lili K.’s “A Prelude To Hello” ! - Classick Studios


Lili K is going to shake up the music world. Mark my words. She brings a breath of fresh air to my ears. A student at Columbia College Chicago, she has recently released her single "Crush" a few weeks ago to great reviews! I love it. It's the perfect spring time track.
- Culture Club


Lili K. & Peter Cottontale Present “A Prelude To Hello”
August 19, 2011 | by Kendrick Daye

Lovers love three things. Love of course, but saying hello and sequentially goodbye have rank high on the to do list. It is the inevitable. Singer/songwriter Lili K. pairs up with producer Peter Cottontale to release their ode to love entitled Hello Goodbye. In anticipation of their upcoming EP, the duo have released a prelude to the project.

Romance is the topic of choice here, but the EP highlight is undoubtedly the smooth and sultry track “My Name Is,” which features Chicago based emcee The GTW. Listen and download A Prelude to Hello below. - Art Nouveau


Peter CottonTale is the keyboardist for Mathien, an artist we've featured several times on RubyHornet. Beyond working with Mathien, Peter has crafted an EP with vocalist Lili K. entitled, Prelude To Hello. The four song EP is jazzy and hazy, sketching a first person narrative of an ending relationship, and possible fresh starts that come with it. - Ruby Hornet


Peter CottonTale is the keyboardist for Mathien, an artist we've featured several times on RubyHornet. Beyond working with Mathien, Peter has crafted an EP with vocalist Lili K. entitled, Prelude To Hello. The four song EP is jazzy and hazy, sketching a first person narrative of an ending relationship, and possible fresh starts that come with it. - Ruby Hornet


Discography

"Crush" (Single, released 03/11/11)
Produced By: Will Rise (Lovers&Killers Records, AEMMP)

A Prelude to Hello (4 song EP, released 07/01/11)
"Good News"
"Refreshing"
"My Name Is" (ft. The GTW www.greaterthanwealth.com)
"One Date"
All Lyrics From "A Prelude To Hello" Written by: Lili K.
All Songs From "A Prelude To Hello" Produced By: Peter CottonTale
Mixed By: Jeff Jackson, Classick Studios (http://classickstudios.com)

"A Christmas Song" (Single, released 12/21/11)
Produced by: Peter Cottontale
Mixed By: Jeff Jackson, Classick Studios (http://classickstudios.com)

"Come In" (Single, released 5/21/12)
Produced by: Thelonious Martin
Mixed By: Jeff Jackson, Classick Studios (http://classickstudios.com)

"Let Me Know" (Single, released 09/12/12)
Written & Performed by Lili K.
Produced by Na$im Williams
Recorded at Classick Studios (http://classickstudios.com)
Mixed by Westley Parker

Metal Petals (7 song EP, released 10/31/12)
"Curtain Call"
"Never Ever"
"Don't Worry"
"Ambitious" ft. Sulaiman and Chance the Rapper
"Highlight the Moon"
"My Name Is Remix" ft. The GTW
"One Date Remix"
All songs written and performed by: Lili K. and Peter CottonTale
Mixed By: Jeff Jackson, Classick Studios (http://classickstudios.com)

All available for free download at www.lilikmusic.com

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Bio

Lili K. is the 22 year old songstress whose name is quickly popping up in the music world. Her smooth and sultry sound is countered well by her quirky and energetic live performances.
She began performing in her early years through church and elementary school choirs and started writing original music at the age of ten. Since then, she has built quite a repertoire of an original jazz/ neo-soul/ electronic-hip hop sound. Growing up in an artistic household in the city of Milwaukee, Lili learned to channel her emotions and combine her influences to create her individual sound. She graduated from Milwaukee High School of the Arts where she was trained in classical, opera, and jazz voice, and graduated in December of 2012 from Columbia College Chicago with a bachelors degree in Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management.
Lili K. has performed at Pitchfork, Summerfest and CMJ, and has shared stages with Musiq Soulchild, Dwele, BJ The Chicago Kid, Chance The Rapper, etc. She has performed at SXSW in Austin, TX, to much acclaim. In July of 2011, Lili released her first project, a four song EP entitled 'A Prelude To Hello,' with composer Peter Cottontale. She has worked with Thelonious MartinMC TreeVic Mensa, and Chance The Rapper. On October 31st, 2012, Lili and Peter Cottontale released their second project 'Metal Petals.' Lili K. released her third EP 'My Favorite Things' on July 1, 2013. She was listed in 'Best of 2013' lists on Rolling Stone, NPR, and Complex for her features with Chance the Rapper and Vic Mensa. She's a fresh face to the game with a modernly vintage sound; there is much more to come from this young vocalist.

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