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Sunderland 17 year old releases new single, ‘Mirrors’

Lottie Willis Photo by Kate Milne

Lottie Willis is an immensely talented songwriter ready to explode out of the Sunderland music scene. At just 17 years old she has already gained an anticipative audience across the North East with radio support from BBC Introducing as well as performing shows for the likes of Summer Streets Festival (run by The Futureheads’ Ross Millard), MUNRO Festival and Tracks.

Kickstarting her musical career by joining We Make Culture’s Young Musicians Project at the age of 14 Lottie began to find her identity as a songwriter. Lottie’s constantly evolving story has previously seen her share stages with the likes of The Lake Poets and Paul Smith (Maximo Park). Stripped back piano-folk is infused with electronic pop production to create the exciting track that is Mirrors.

This new honest and relatable single is set for release on Friday 27 August. With a passion for music and a love for songwriting Lottie’s sound is constantly evolving and Mirrors is the next step in that ever-progressive journey.

Lyrically, ‘Mirrors’ explores the feeling of supporting a friend through a tough time. Lottie goes on to explain:

“Sometimes in life you’re in a hole that you feel you’ll never get out of, but there is always something better on the other side, things will always get better. I’d like to think this song can be there for people who feel they are in this situation and hopefully it can help.”

Mirrors is an inspiring and vibrant song that is sung beautifully and comes across with real honesty.

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