Lily Oakes is a female singer-songwriter from London backed up by full band. Using classical production that features violin and piano, blending harmonies with beats with a hint of trip hop, the music is minimal and allows her unique voice to stand out. "I’ve honed my sound since 14 where vocals and production are of equal value. The Isolating of raw materiality of sound and classical composition is used to eliminate context and create a remainder of silence to re-enforce feeling. A less is more technique that gives precedence to the more emotive elements."
Immensely personal, each song is addressed to the lover and loss. Each word is emphatically chosen and built on rather than stylistically formed. Her style has formed through limitation. Whether technical constraint or through the process of elimination. Limited funds inform innovative creative decisions as much as the consciously minimal production values.