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Interview with Lilo Baier

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Today we interview Singer Lilo Baier who’s recent songs “Better in Time” and “Real Friends” have been true gems to listen to and the accompanying music videos cinematically gorgeous. Baier is represented by Key Elements PR.

What inspired you to become a singer?

Somebody who inspired me to be a singer is Taylor Swift. I love every single one of her songs, I listen to them every day. She is such a powerful person, and singer. She started singing at a young age, and worked so hard all her life –  I can really relate to that.

What’s your musical training process like?

I work weekly with my vocal coach from New York. I also used to sing at a performing academy where I had different singing classes all the time. I like to try out different styles, and classes! And of course I also learned from the 200 over performances I did since I was little. 

What was the first ever song that you ever recorded?

My first song I ever recorded was a cover of “Part of Your World”, from The Little Mermaid, when I was around 9 years old. That was my all time favorite song, and I decided I wanted to record myself singing it. That was my first time in a vocal studio working on a project by myself!

What’s a typical recording session like?

A typical recording session is such a blast. We start  off the day before noon. When I get to the studio, we work on some ideas. After finalizing what we want to record, we record the song in pieces. It’s always so much fun. We then take a bit of time to work on  harmonies and different elements we want to add in besides the main vocals. We then listen  to it , make some changes, and then it’s over!

What’s your process for coming up with new ideas for songs?

The process for coming up with ideas takes a while. I have a journal where I write down potential song ideas and topics that are important to me. When coming up with a new song, I look through it and choose a topic I want to write about.

What was it like to record your latest single?

Recording my latest single was such an amazing experience. I got to sing about something that was really important to me and that I wanted to share! It took a while and a lot of hard work for my EP to finally come out, but I wouldn’t change it for the world.     

Tell us more about your music video from concept to completion?

My latest music video was “Better in Time”. This song is about how things may not always be great, but believing in yourself and your dreams, things will get better. I wanted to do a music video that was very clean, and calming. We found a perfect place to film it. It had a lot of nature and golden lighting. When we got to the set, we explored all the different rooms and chose where we were going to record each part in. I loved the experience!  

Some advice you’d give to a teen your age who wants to become a singer?

Some advice I would give is definitely to NEVER give up. No matter what. There are going to be a lot of no’s and rejections, but pushing through and believing in yourself is key.

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