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Lilla Vargen


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    Love You Twice
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    Why Wait
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    Cold - Acoustic
In 2019, empathy for others feels like a sadly rare characteristic. For Northern Irish singer-songwriter Lilla Vargen, it shines through in her music and highlights the importance of human connection.
Although her music is deeply personal, Lilla has a desire to highlight the universal issues that she cares most about. In her video for “Why Wait”, a tender, gossamer-like song about leaving a toxic relationship, she portrays the ongoing housing crisis in Ireland – a subject close to her heart.
Lilla grew up just outside of Ballymena, County Antrim – where her school friends were a bike ride away and her dreams of pursuing a career in music were met with scepticism and confusion. While her memories of home – a house in the middle of country fields and a community where “everybody knows everybody” – are fond ones, she’s glad she took the plunge and left for London.
Compared to the overproduced pop that’s dominated the charts of late, Lilla’s sound is wonderfully considered, moving at a leisurely pace with detail applied with deft strokes.
Ending 2019 with the release of her second EP ‘We Were Thunder’, she also embarked on a 30 date EU & UK tour supporting Dermot Kennedy, playing to thousands of new fans each night, and firmly cementing her place as the next artist to break from Ireland. With her first UK headline tour merely months away, an appearance at SXSW and another EP in the works, 2020 is set to be a monumental year for Lilla.


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