Introducing The Blossom; Watch “Kill My Mind”
LA-based experimental pop artist, The Blossom (a.k.a Lily Lizotte), today shares a new video for her down-tempo, guitar-driven cut “Kill My Mind” off her forthcoming Buttercup EP. Document gave a first look at the video today, saying “The Blossom’s latest music video explores how precious and haunted our bedrooms actually are…the LA artist takes ‘bedroom pop’ to its highest form.”
Listen and watch “Kill My Mind” HERE.
Directed and shot by Natalie Falt (behind videos for Grimes, Billie Eilish), the visual uses dance & movement as an expression of the varying phases of heartbreak (created by the collective Dance-Lawyer). Says Lily, “I wanted to explore the relationship I have with my ex-loved one’s bedrooms. The places and spaces that became dwellings for endless nights, mundane in-between days, tears, belly-aching laughs, lies, fights, and perpetual dreams. Collaborating and creating with all women on set for this video felt completely natural and right.”
Sydney-raised, Lily grew up grappling with her own sense of identity as both a daughter of a Southeast Asian immigrant trying to fit into a majority white Australian culture as well as coming out as queer. With both parents as artists, she found writing and singing about her struggles with anxiety, depression, and more, to be a cathartic release. Lily started putting out singles as Lila Gold, garnering praise from i-D, triple J, Clash, Milk, among others, and landing her on stage supporting Empress Of, Wafia, and more.
Now LA-based and coming into her own, Lily is ready to start her next chapter as The Blossom. The forthcoming Buttercup EP, is an incredibly vulnerable debut, in part because most of the tracks were produced with her father, Australian musician Mark Lizotte. Speaking to their special connection, she says, “I’ve written and collaborated with many talented strangers and close friends, but I always gravitate towards my Dad. I think it is because, ultimately, he understands my pain more than anyone, he knows my truth so much it hurts.”
Lily just wrapped Future Classic’s studio residency program, spending a month collaborating with various artists and producers out of FC’s LA studio. Stay tuned for more music and news coming soon.
“Kill My Mind” is out now, buy/stream it on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube, and more here.