UCPC: Crossroads Live featuring Raquel Lily
Originally hailing from the Philippines, Lily grew up in a musical family and began performing from a young age. She listened to everything from classic rock [with The Beatles being her biggest influence] to heavy metal, which seemed to shape her own unique musical style. It was not until college in Miami that she picked up her acoustic guitar and seriously started singing and writing. “All of my songs are based on specific experiences and actual stories and metaphors about myself”, says Lily. […]Her passion for writing and telling stories is evident in her work. Music is just another way she connects with people and helps bring them together, despite [their] differences. “Being able to share my stories with others and have it impact them in some way, or even to just make them smile in the crowd is in itself rewarding.” Her joy for music is certainly infectious. You can not help but smile and sing along with you hear her catchy melodies and lyrics. Listening to tracks such as “Killer” and “Without You” will have you singing and tapping your toes for the rest of the day. Her music can be described as [indie-pop]/rock with some jazz influences. Her clear, powerful voice perfectly complements her unique style and sound.