Vessel is an odyssey across the waters, Neptunian soundscapes to take the listener on her own Hero's // Heroine's journey. The song stories weave different aspects of being human on a path.
We each are the Vessel, and the ocean our ally.
≈ Thank you ≈
With deep gratitude to the water in all its forms for guiding this music.
For shaping me, teaching me flow, and nurturing my body and imagination.A bow of humility for the life it allows to flourish.
Thank you to the amazing musicians that brought their talent and passion to this project.
The recording and making of Vessel was made possible by the efforts of friends and fans.
≈ Gracias ≈
released May 28, 2016
All songs written and performed by Lucia Lilikoi
Lucia Lilikoi Music Copyright © 2017– SGAE
Produced by Lucia Lilikoi & Julie Wolf
All rights reserved © 2017
Lucia Lilikoi is a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and educator who has released her third studio album. Vessel is an exploration of the Heroine’s journey and her relationship to water. The songs in Vessel weave Neptunian soundscapes with intimate, yet universal stories that guide us through the arch of the hero's journey. Lucia's velvet voice allures the listener into a translucent and strangely familiar world. She has created her own brand of dream folk.
Musicians that contributed to the album include Julie Wolf (Ani Difranco, Joan Baez, Sia) co-producing alongside Lucia, Joey Maramba (Rickie Lee Jones, John Cale), Dan Brantigan (Kaki King), Jason Carr (Sean Hayes), and Maya Ayam, amongst others.
Lucia has worked with Grammy winning producer Malcolm Burn (Bob Dylan, Jeff Buckley, Emmylou Harris) for her second album “Tame the Night”, and her songs have been featured on "The L Word” and “Sold in America”, a documentary about human trafficking; more recently she composed the original score for the film “The Future of Energy”, featuring luminary Buddhist ecologist Joanna Macy. Lucia is constantly touring in California and the West Coast of the US, and has organized two tours in Europe, performing in various cities in 2008 and 2016. She has collaborated and shared the stage with Julie Wolf, Lorca Hart, Joey Maramba, Rhiannon, Manuel Imán, Chris Haugen, Murray Kyle, Ravi Ram, Maya Ayam, Antoine Salem, Briony Greenhill, Lydia Violet, and Sudhananda, amongst others.
Lucia has performed her music and facilitated vocal workshops at diverse venues that include The Alcázar in Sevilla, Natural High Healing Festival in Finland, Esalen in Big Sur, and The House of Blues in Los Angeles. (see full list of venues here)
She has a background in Classical piano and studies from the Madrid Conservatory, Vocal Jazz and composition from Berklee College of Music, Interdisciplinary Studies and Sound Healing from the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS), and vocal improvisation from master teacher Rhiannon. Lucia continues to study from allies and masters alike, and works as a musical mentor to kids in the Bay Area.
Lucia’s main interest is to create an experience of sound where one can immerse in magic, healing and a return to our distant home. She is constantly exploring the role of music in social change and subtle activism. She works as a sound healer, song keeper/leader, and provides music for yoga classes, retreats and ceremonies.
She’s currently working on her 2017 Tour Dates and Workshop “The ReWilding and ReFining of the Voice”
"Lucía Lilikoi is able to generate with her music consciousness levels worthy of a true pagan priestess. Her third album carries the evocative title ‘Vessel’, a small master piece of intimist pop which proposes a journey through water as a
means of purification and personal growth.” ~Territorios Sevilla
"The Spanish-born multi-instrumentalist lends her breathy vocals to daring songs. In her startlingly beautiful lyrics she is not confined by the strict limits of rhyme. She has created a record that challenges listeners to open themselves up to sounds that are dreamy and different, to go on the voyage with her. It’s a trip worth taking." ~Marin IJ.
"Lucia's beautiful and provocative album came out in late Dec. I have played it over and over. Sensuous, intelligent, gorgeous vocals, wonderful arrangements that take you through the cd without pause. I am so happy for Lucia and grateful for the way she carries music and improvisation in her work. Congratulations." ~Rhiannon.