Lily Hain takes NYC alt-pop scene by storm with the vulnerable beauty of ‘Fatal Flaws’

"This album was incredibly cathartic for me to make and I hope that other people can find some peace and meaning in it too"
12 March 2024
Photo by Emma Cheshire and Natalie Mulesky

Originally from North Carolina, Lily Hain is making waves in NYC’s alt-pop scene with her debut album Fatal Flaws. With an enchanting blend of soulful storytelling and contemporary alt-pop vibes, Hain invites listeners into a world where the turbulence of early adolescence meets the universal struggles of mental health, relationships, and self-discovery.

Hain’s debut EP, Drifted, offered a peek into her knack for infectious melodies with raw, introspective lyrics, garnering praise from FM and other industry insiders and fans. Within the album, we come across singles like Spicy, Wrapped Up, and Internalize, each offering a grittier interpretation of her introspective sound. Meanwhile, OH GOD and the anthemic energy of Just Another Party invite us into Hain’s psyche.

Photo by Emma Cheshire and Natalie Mulesky

Album’s standout track Ursula, offers a poignant reflection on Hain’s battles with mental health. With a blend of grace and vulnerability, Hain courageously faces her internal struggles, accompanied by moody guitar chords and ethereal harmonies. ​ 

She reveals:  “I knew when I brought it into the studio that I wanted the production to be somewhat stripped back until the chorus. I wanted the chorus to kind of sound like a storm rolling in to aid in the portrayal of the tumultuous lyrics.” “I had no choice,/ You stole my voice” she sings

Photo by Emma Cheshire and Natalie Mulesky

Inspired by artists such as Olivia Rodrigo and Billie Eilish, Hain skillfully weaves authentic narratives that strike a chord with listeners, blending introspection with relatability.

Hain explains: “Songwriting has always been a form of therapy for me and although releasing music, especially a project like this, can be daunting and vulnerable, it’s always very empowering to share my truth and where I am in life. This album was incredibly cathartic for me to make and I hope that other people can find some peace and meaning in it too.”

With its poignant lyrics, captivating tunes, and emotive vocals, the raw sincerity of “Fatal Flaws”, Lily Hain invites you to embark on a journey of authenticity and self-discovery through her music—will you join her?

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