*The Following Press Release Was Issued By Scott Brown*
Indie soul artist Raquel Lily has released a new single entitled “Mary,” which is dedicated to Lily’s LGBTQIA+ fans features laid-back instrumentation, smoky vocals and hazy melodies.
The musician shares, “I wrote this song while coming to terms with my own sexuality. The chorus is about my liberation on that front, and how I don’t need to be ashamed of who I choose to love.”
Raquel Lily is known for her presence on Twitch, where she has built a dedicated following.
Born in the Philippines, raised in New York and currently residing in Atlanta, Georgia, Lily is an independent singer, songwriter, producer, guitarist and online personality. She streams music performance and a variety of content, including live vlogging (IRL Streaming), Just Chatting, Social Eating, gaming and cooking on Twitch. Graduating from UC Davis with a degree in Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior, Raquel left the medical field and dove head first into her creative pursuit in music and began online streaming in 2017.
Raquel confesses how her songwriting is a cathartic, emotional purge. With the simple objective to guide listeners through an impassioned ride, her songs are driven by genuine experiences from an introspective and honest place. Inspired by the likes of Whitney Houston and old school R&B, Raquel wanted to capture a similar essence of synth-heavy, soul soaked music. Her love for old soul groups and classics, including Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder, also shines brightly throughout her music.