Following last year’s interim track, the 25 minute opus, Blackened Cities, Melanie De Biasio makes her return with news of a brand new album Lilies on October 6th. Classically trained and revered in her native Belgium De Biasio uncovered fans in the shape of Gilles Peterson – who heralded De Biasio as one of the most exciting artists in the jazz world and Radiohead’s Phillip Selway with the release of her second album, 2014’s No Deal. Earlier this year also saw the Eels remix of I Feel You featured in the trailer for Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant, lifted from No Deal it once again cements the ever-growing and widespread regard from her peers.

The nine-track Lilies continues to enthrall from openers Your Freedom Is The End Of Me, with its immersive narrative underpinned by piano, and the first track to be unveiled Gold Junkies. An up-tempo, entrancing introduction to a collection of tracks that ventures to stimulate both lyrically and musically whilst enticing the listener into an expressive and atmospheric environment.

As she explains in her own words; “For me, Lilies has a darkness, but it’s also luminous. After my experiences with No Deal and Blackened Cities, I just wanted to retreat to a cave with my Pro-Tools, my computer, and my cheap, 100Euro Shure SM-58 microphone. I could have gone to a big studio, made a big production – but I wanted none of that. I wanted to go back to the seed of creativity, the simplest materials. I was in this room where there was no light, no night or day at all, no heat. Very uncomfortable. But I felt free. I was happy to have this feeling – ‘I don’t need more, I have everything I need here.’”

Lilies resonates with beauty, multi-instrumentalist De Biasio casting a mesmerising shadow over the proceedings alongside her long-term ensemble of players and will undoubtedly once again see her further the acclaim of fans both in Europe and further afield.

Lilies is released through Le Label / Play It Again Sam and will be available digitally, on CD and limited vinyl. You can pre-order the album at: http://found.ee/MDBLilies

Lilies is:

Your Freedom Is The End Of Me
Gold Junkies
Lilies
Let Me Love You
Sitting In The Stairwell
Brother
Afro Blue
All My Worlds
And My Hear Goes On

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