theaussieword.com’s special interview with European artist Lyel!

Tell us how it all started. What had you first interested in music? My mom many times sang me to sleep when I was a baby with her guitar, I learned my first chords from her and still don’t play many more haha but I shouldn’t say this to14100282_1096566170429086_5616537992302520055_n.pngo loud. With a few months, I got a small drum for christmas, I still love t play drums once in a while – very poorly though. My mom’s record collection fascinated me too when I was a baby so that one night I took all records out of the shelf and their covers and when my mom woke up that night, she found me sitting surrounded by records spread all across the floor, happy cos it was the only time I was not stopped doing so.

What motivates or influences you in your quest to make great music? People, nature and everything in between.

What are your biggest goals you hope to accomplish as an artist? Keep being and making others happy with what I do.

Success, what is the secret to it? Trust yourself -success has many definitions.

What has been your biggest career highlight so far? Now that I get to dedicate my new single to a person who was nothing but music. He unfortunately and unexpectedly passed very recently and I think he would be proud if he could hear the song. He believed in what I do no matter how hard it has been. I hope this song gives hope to others who are not able to see the treasure they are. Continue reading SPECIAL INTERVIEW: Lyel

New Music: Lyel ‘Shadow’

Lyel is a Helsinki based indie-pop artist starting to make waves in the Nordic music industry. With only a couple of releases out she has already been named an artist destined for fame by YleX, the Finnish equivalent of BBC, and labelled as “the pop-worlds next big thing”. Originally a native of Germany she moved to the North to realise her dreams as an artist, and it all seems to go according to plan right now.

‘Shadow’ is the third single from Lyel, and according to her the one that best describes her as an artist. It’s a haunting synth-pop song with a touch of the Nordic winter breeze. It will be available globally 11.3.2016 on iTunes and other digital stores. Continue reading New Music: Lyel ‘Shadow’