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Dutch singer and songwriter Lilith Merlot is known for her warm and deep voice with a timeless feel. 

 

Growing up in a family of classically trained professional musicians, Lilith was enchanted by the beauty of harmony and melody from a very young age. Her youth was turbulent and she sought comfort in music, which you can hear in her original songs. “Even though, by now she is a mature, young woman, you can still hear a hint of the little, six year old girl in her songs, who just wants the sun to play on her face and for someone to stroke her hair.” (Jaap Koper for the Popunie, 2018). 

 

After graduating from the Rotterdam Conservatory, she released her first (self-titled) EP ‘Lilith Merlot’, followed by airplay on national radio and live shows at various festivals and clubs throughout the Netherlands, such as the beloved North Sea Jazz Festival in Rotterdam and she opened for singer-songwriter Michael Prins during his clubtour. 

 

Lilith’s latest independent release ‘Speak Your Heart’ has reached over 1 million streams on Spotify in a short period of time.

 

For her upcoming single release, Lilith has joined forces with producer Adam Bar Pereg (keys player and songwriter for Benny Sings) and mixer Dan Cox from the UK (who has previously worked with artists such as Lianne La Havas and Nao). ‘When We First Met’, to be released on July 16th 2021, is a melancholic yet hopeful popsong centered around Lilith’s uniquely warm voice, while she sings about surrendering to the beautiful uncertainty and doubts of love. 

photography by Rona Lane