WARPAINT – ” Lily’s “

Posted: May 4, 2021 in MUSIC

Los Angeles band Warpaint are back with their first new music in five years in the form of ‘Lilys’, which has already featured on HBO series Made For Love. It marks the beginning of a new era for the band and introduces new music on the way. After spending most of the pandemic on opposite sides of the world, ‘Lilys’ sees them reunite at last on this simmering, synth-driven track. There’s a definite edge to the song, a dark side that draws you in through its hypnotic beat.

The band describe the process of making ‘Lilys’:

“This track started as an experiment. We were messing around with synth sounds and trying for something textural and almost atonal at times. It wasn’t intended to make its way to our album sessions. But after some mining and editing it became a really nice bed for a melody. It’s one of those things that just flows out without much thought. It’s so sweetly satisfying when that happens!”

Warpaint’s Stella Mozgawa is one of rock’s most creative and in-demand drummers. But few people know she’s from Sydney, mates with Flea, and was accidentally high the first time she met Björk. She’s one of the most dynamic and fun drummers to watch live. She’s in one of the coolest bands on the planet. And she’s played with some of the most beloved indie acts around today – from Kurt Vile to The xx and Kim Gordon.

Stella grew up on Sydney’s Northern Beaches with her Polish immigrant parents who moved to Australia to perform together as a musical duo. She became a drummer in defiance of her “anti excessive noise” mum, and later moved to New York City, aged 21, with her band Mink.

A few years later she had befriended another Aussie expat – none other than Red Hot Chilli Peppers bassist Flea – who convinced her to move to LA. In 2009, she met Warpaint vocalist and guitarist Theresa Wayman and was asked to join the band to replace Shannyn Sossamon, who left to focus on her acting career. She was living in Flea’s guest house at the time.

“We still stay in touch,” she says of the Melbourne-born musician. “He was so instrumental in me meeting the Warpaint girls. He was the first person to even say their name to me and the first time I hung out with them was around him and around his friends, so he had a huge part to do with that.”

“There’s a lot of people from that era that were raised on certain music that have so much integrity,” she says. “Whether you’re a Red Hot Chilli Peppers fan or not, he really means what he does and he’s a punk at heart. He doesn’t give a shit about metrics or who’s popular, he’s just about the soul of music.”

“Lilys” (HBO ‘Made For Love’ Cut) · Warpaint under exclusive license to Virgin Music Label & Artist Services

Released on: 30th April 2021 Composer Lyricist: Emily Kokal Composer Lyricist: Theresa Wayman Composer Lyricist: Jenny Lee Lindberg Composer Lyricist: Stella Mozgawa

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