LIJO captures adventurous, literate songwriting in eccentric pop songs that are compelling in their reluctance to obey any rules but her own.
The balance between revealing your true self or living up to an image fascinates LIJO and inspires her music. Taking risks, making your own choices, questioning what is accepted and trying to change what’s to be considered normal is everything she stands for. She is constantly exploring her own boundaries in order to cross them. This leads to a journey that can be dark, cynical and sometimes emotional, as well as playful and lighthearted.
Her untamable curiosity and urge to keep renewing herself are reflected in a live performance that’s always in motion. LIJO plays with beats and loops in her electronic set, but her songs are just as convincing stripped down to the naked core with only a piano and her characteristic vocals.
While her influences are many and hard to pinpoint, some names that could come to mind are Kate Bush, The Dø, Imogen Heap and St Vincent.
After spending a year working on her music in Berlin with singer, writer and producer Bled White, the first two-part ‘My Inner Parts’ was out in Spring 2019 and supported by a spring tour in the UK. In summer of 2019 LIJO travelled to Scandinavia as she was invited to play the Gothenburg Culture Festival, followed by a fall tour through Germany and Poland in support of the release of 'Push Me', the first episode of follow up two-part 'My Every Part'. The last single 'Stranger Danger' concludes this journey.
Momentarily LIJO is working on her debut album.