&Tilly is a couple (in music&life) on their song/writing journey since 2019, occasionally interwound with other amazing artists from around the world for joint short or long-term musical endeavors (Thank you & love you guys).
T (tilly) is a poet, a singer of thousand&one songs, a melody lover, an always-curious fast doer, and a unicorn - with all it takes.
V (vii) is a multi-instrumentalist, music & video producer, the mirror of the other side, soul-split into an artist and engineer - with all it takes as well.
Two beings who have already learned their life lesson or two, no youngsters, just runaways from human pretentiousness and the "games of worlds" - none of them dreams of being a mainstream music star. They aspire to find those (even if it's only a few) who'd appreciate profound lyrics, non-template-ish, non-conform, introspective music of several forms and styles merging into something new.
As introverted artists, professionally disappointed by all the aggressive marketing noise around us, V&T don't chase mainstream exposure.
Almost all of &Tilly songs convey melancholy, sad, or deeper aspects of life, nevertheless often dressed in colorful, melodic arrangements. Therein stems their tagline:
"Breaking the raindrops to rainbows."
Determining the right genres of their songs seems to be a significant issue quite often. Their style has no single name and could be described as Poetic Indie; Sung Poetry New Folk; Melodic Ambient Pop; Bright Darkness; Alternative... and more.
The three fundamentals the duo seeks and dwells on in music are powerful lyrics, signature melodies, and unique soundscapes.
Vii&Tilly are no pros (from the mainstream understanding of this word) and won't pretend to be such, nor compete with them. A touching picture worth awards can, in their minds, come out of a 50-year-old consumer-level camera and a simple point of view just as much as from an established artist with professional equipment.
Over time they found their place in a 9 square meters room. It became their place to live, breathe, work and create - a bedroom studio at its best. In the time of two years, they created over 90 original songs that came as naturally as the wind blows. Now, it takes an immense effort to officially release them all, especially if they have jobs to do for a living, but they are being released one by one over time nonetheless.
Besides that, two very different albums arose from a collaboration with similar artists from around the world.
2022...We are producing and releasing songs from our to-be melancholic album PARACHUTES. In-between, we are happy to have even more work thanks to a few collaborations with musicians from all around the world. Yay ^_^
2021-20228.8 - an acoustic &Tilly signature album of 8 mostly-acoustic songs that grow into complex simplicities (or was it simple complexities? ;-)) thanks to a singer-songwriter's feel, strong melodies, soundscapes, and deeply poetic lyrics.
2020 - 202213 singles - Around 13 original &Tilly singles, primarily alternative and acoustic songs, were released
2021...- An unexpected but welcome collaboration with an under-the-radar german producer Yan Hurd turned into many fresh tracks. A marriage of precise synth (some darker than dark) music from Yan and melodic and deep lyrics & singing of T resulted in a collection of songs being released continuously.
2020F-Side Country - An album of 10 acoustic songs composed and recorded live in just a couple of days in Uppsala, Sweden. The album is exceptionally authentic, not just because of the heart closeness of T and Texan but also because of the fact that the recording was done on just an iPhone.
Most of their songs come with self-produced atmospheric lyric videos.
As independent musicians, we do all around our music ourselves, &YOU can help us very much (for free) by following us on Spotify / Youtube, adding our songs you like to your own playlists, or just writing us to express your opinion or any input you have. It would mean the world to us.
Your Patreon support not only helps us. It makes YOU a part of our lives and creative process - passively ar actively, up to your linking. We can talk or share our actual work in progress, play for you. It will be You &Tilly.