Indie Soul Artist Raquel Lily Releases New Single: Mary
Raquel Lily’s new track is dedicated to Lily’s LGBTQIA+ fans features laid-back instrumentation, smoky vocals, and hazy melodies.
“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.”
Born in the Philippines, raised in New York and currently residing in Atlanta, Georgia, Raquel 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 headfirst 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.