Los Angeles-based artist Alex Lilly is a Renaissance Female. In addition to writing, producing, and playing in her own musical projects – including Obi Best, The Living Sisters, Touché, and Zero DeZire –  she’s established a notable career on the road in the touring bands of  esteemed musicians like Beck, Lorde, Ry Cooder, and the bird and the bee. On her debut LP, 2% Milk, Lilly brings her singular voice to the table. Lilly’s songs – she describes her sound as “sexy psychological thriller” – are synthy, syrupy, and suspicious. Due in January, 2% Milk is coming out via Inara George‘s newly-formed Release Me Records. George, who’s played with Lilly in the bird and the bee, explains, “I started Release Me to shine a light on Alex, and all the other insanely gifted musicians I’ve had the pleasure of working with.”

Following “Distracting Me,” the first single released from the LP, is second single “Pornographic Mind.” It’s a bright and whimsically arranged number about unrequited lust, as Lilly explains: “The song is a true story for me and many people. I found my particular circumstances amusing and felt kind of sorry for this curelessly horny guy. Musically I find this song exhausting but I think that represents the feeling behind the story.”

“Pretty freaking awesome.” -The Fader

“‘Pornographic Mind’ is a combination of classic AM radio pop, of the kind that has inspired Lilly’s sometime bandmate Inara George, as well as breezy, late ’80s synthesizer pop, think Madonna with a more poetic bent or Belinda Carlisle momentarily expressing an appreciation for the avant-garde.” -Popmatters

RIYL: St. Vincent, Christine and the Queens, Tennis, Nite Jewel

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Label: Release Me

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