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Known for her timeless voice, Dutch singer and songwriter Lilith Merlot has been enchanted by harmony and melody from a young age. Her mother was a classical violinist and, as a young girl, Lilith often joined her mother on tour through Europe.

During her Jazz vocals studies at the Rotterdam Conservatory, Lilith performed in front of American singer Renée Neufville (known for her work with Roy Hargrove, RH Factor), who remarked: “Your voice is just like a Merlot; it’s so warm, deep, and round”. This inspired Lilith to use Merlot as her stage name.

Since releasing her debut EP in 2017, Lilith has been experimenting with various genres, from Jazz to Pop and Soul, influenced by Lizz Wright, Jeff Buckley, and Norah Jones, to name a few, creating music reminiscent of Nina Simone, Melody Gardot, and Madeleine Peyroux.

With nearly 5 million streams across platforms, her music has aired across a number of stations under the established Netherlands public broadcaster NPO, earning spins on NPO Soul & Jazz, NPO 3FM Radio and Sublime FM. In the past, she has performed live on the Roodshow on NPO Radio 2, NPO Radio 5 and NPO Radio 1.

In her new EP 'Shades of Blue', Lilith Merlot delves into the deeper meanings of the colour blue. With her remarkable abilities, she has distilled the pain of heartbreak in 5 emotionally evocative tracks, crooning with breathtaking ease and exhibiting awe-inspiring vocal agility.

Click here to have a listen on your favourite streaming platform and hit follow to stay up to date on future releases!

photography by Rona Lane

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