debuts haunting alt-pop gem ‘A Little Bit’ out now
taken from forthcoming 5-track EP ‘Changes’
“EMILY MIDDLEMAS ASCENDS AS ILI WITH STUNNING DEBUT “A LITTLE BIT”” – Atwood Magazine
EMILY MIDDLEMAS IS CANCELLED. CHANGES ARE COMING. REBORN. REBIRTH. REFRESH.
Emily Middlemas is now ili. With authentic songs from the heart, ili presents credible stories in the purest of pop in an engaging and emotive clarity, with a truly global sensibility.
ili is poised to announce her debut release with the arrival of ‘A Little Bit’ due this summer. An evocative journey hand-in-hand with faithful instrumentation, accompanied by a seductive and seemingly effortless fragility, ‘A Little Bit’ marks a new chapter and makes for an impressive introduction to a wonderful new artist.
She says: ““I wrote A Little Bit all about growing up with your first crush. When you first discover those feelings for somebody, it’s really clumsy and you never know what to do at the start. You constantly try to play it cool when they are around but it never works out how you imagine it in your head. Growing up, I never actually had a lot of crushes, only 2 or 3 throughout all of high school, that even including celebrity crushes. So, it was a pretty unique feeling and a big deal for me when it came around! I think the chorus just explains everything in a nutshell, I would try to play hard to get and say ‘I love ya, but just a little bit’ and give it all away a few seconds after; ‘okay, I love ya a little bit more everyday.”
Hailing from the Scottish city of Glasgow, Emily has been in music since 9 years of age and started out in a young 5 piece rock band called ‘Loud N Proud’. They performed all over the UK until when 13, Emily began to discover herself and very quickly picked up the piano and guitar, as well as performing and writing her own material which she continued and to this day.
X Factor semi-finalist Emily undertook her debut acoustic headline UK tour in 2017, ‘The Memory Lane Tour’, taking her fans through her journey as a young girl to now. And in 2018, she released singles “Habit” and “Broken Record” which were met with positive acclaim from her fans and industry.
In 2019 with a new aura, ili is already creating exciting intrigue and praise. We would like to introduce you to the new singles from ili, “A Little Bit” and “Changes” coming from the EP “Changes”.