The Finnish melodic rock/metal band Lilli releases the third single from the upcoming second album on Thursday 12th of May. The song titled “Elude” is a heavy sounding but still wistful story of giving one’s all but still to be left with nothing. “Elude” following the two earlier single releases – “Limits of Life and Manflake” – continues the musical development leaning towards heavier sounds compared to the band’s first album “Awful Hits for Women” (2020).
”The lyrics are about trial and error in a relationship, about giving all you got to someone but still just not being enough. Eventually one is forced to give up and let go, but still the doubt remains: did I try hard enough or could I have given it more effort?”,
the vocalist Lily Black sums up.
Teemu Harjunen (guitar) and Sami Halinen (bass) comment on the song:
”Elude differs from other our songs because the basic structure was created almost two years ago but the finishing took time. The chorus especially took a lot of work and we ground it to the point of tiring. We put the song on the shelf for a while and got back to working on it in the beginning of 2022 as we were working on the second album. Suddenly it all just clicked and the released version also includes a synthesizer bringing wideness to the sound. The song is very nice to play and as an upbeat song it works great in live shows as well.”
Listen to the single on music services: https://push.fm/fl/skgcetws
The song has been recorded in the group’s bassist Sami Halinen’s home studio in Nakkila.
Mixing was done by Sami Niittykoski (SN-Audio Production) and mastering Alho Audio Mastering.
Lilli is a melodic rock and metal playing band founded in February 2019 from Pori, Finland.
Band line-up on Elude single:
Lead vocals: Lily Black
Lead guitar: Teemu Harjunen
Bass: Sami Halinen
Drums: Petteri Rosenbom
Keyboard: Antti Simonen (featuring)
Photographer: Markus Koskinen