Teen songwriter, actress and musician, Lily Garret, better known by her stage name Meelow, draws inspiration from a wide range of artists, such as Queen and Heart, as well as Christina Aguilera, Halsey, and Adele. She’s performed at several festivals and charity events including The Chisholm Trail Art Walk, and the United Way Follies where she was chosen as fan favorite, and she also performed the National Anthem at the PRCA Rodeo in Duncan, Oklahoma. Something she will be repeating for the OKC Dodgers soon. Meelow has been doing covers and releasing original music via Soundcloud, Reverbnation and YouTube for some time now as she continues to grow her craft. She has the voice that represents the youth, which she blends with haunting performances and chilling beats.
Her music is pop on a more subtle level, it doesn’t carry the burden of being written and structured to pander to the masses, instead it endears itself with grounded honesty. Like her first introductory original song “Humans”.
Meelow’s vocals come off as forthright and in control, with an underground kind of crossover Pop-EDM sound; this track is simple in its structure, but at the same time there is a layered and smooth production going on and you can connect with both the music and the lyrics.
Just by listening to “Humans” you can understand why the song should be taking her places, the steady-paced verses are complimented by a rolling rhythm, followed by an atmospheric chorus with a more dominant synth-flavored beat.
“Summer Song” is just as exciting, dramatic soundscapes are created through the instrumentation, along with the hard-hitting drums, it’s a perfect storm, where there are fractional pauses that allow you to take the moment in as the pre-chorus warms you up for a wall of powerful vocals from Meelow in the chorus. This is indie alt-pop at its finest.
Meelow also delights on “Finally Free”, showing that her tracks don’t sound too similar and each present a different atmosphere and dynamic; the young singer’s voice is perfect for what she’s trying to achieve sonically on this piano driven ballad.
She could easily get away with doing so much more with her voice, and that’s why her next release will be highly anticipated. Another aspect you have to admire is Meelow’s candid and sincere attitude when it comes to writing and performing, her aim is obviously to be as genuine and honest as possible.
Steadfast in her developing stages Meelow already has a good thing going, and she’ll only get better as her craft and career progresses. Meelow’s music is a tantalizing blend of raw, lyrical poetry, compelling vocals, and sturdy beats.