Raquel Lily is an Atlanta-based singer-songwriter from the Philippines. Not too long ago, she released a charming neo-soul tune, entitled, “Heartstrings”.
Raquel Lily – “Heartstrings” single
“It’s a song I wrote about a mushroom trip I went on and the introspection that occurred on how much love and appreciation I have for someone. It was all so damn gushy and cute that I found it to be kind of disgusting and embarrassing. Also, it was on the heels of exploring concepts of polyamory in a long time relationship. And realizing this love wasn’t just something that could go away with some other side fling.” – Raquel Lily stated
‘Heartstrings’ details Raquel Lily’s idea of what it means to be in love. The fascinating tune contains a love-based narrative, ear-welcoming vocals, and rich harmonies. Also, the song possesses chill instrumentation flavored with a warm neo-soul aroma. Furthermore, “Heartstrings” serves as a wonderful presentation to what listeners can expect to hear on Raquel Lily’s upcoming debut album, entitled, “I’m Leaving”. The eight-track project narrates a coming-of-age story about someone going through their 20s.
“I can’t think of a time I felt so alive.”
“Everyone’s been broken from something. You smoke some weed, you fall in love. They turn out to be a f**kboy, you’re with someone sh*tty. You break up, you ghost them. You still love them, you resign. Then you meet someone new and there’s hope again.”
Raquel Lily was inspired by Whitney Houston and old-school R&B. Her love for old soul groups and classics, including Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder, shines brightly throughout her music. Also, her experiences from an introspective and honest place are incorporating inside her songwriting process.
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