Keep your eyes on the name Lij Gilmour; it’s a name you’re going to be seeing more and more of in the near future. The eighteen year old who hails from Australia’s sunshine coast, has over 80 000 followers worldwide, I spoke to Lij about his music, inspirations and fans!

So Lij, you might be new to a lot of our readers, how would you describe yourself as an artist?
To describe myself as an artist, personally, I would say I’m a pop rock artist, with a lot of melodic acoustic vibes in a lot of my music. I’ve made a name for myself posting covers online, on websites such as YouTube & Facebook.

Your song ‘Another Day’ seemed to prove really popular among your fans, what was the inspiration behind it?
My debut single Another Day is basically about liking a girl but never being able to express how you feel about her, to her, but claiming that you’ll do it ‘Another Day’.
For me, the meaning behind this song is something that I’ve witnessed a lot of my friends go through and have gone through myself throughout school and what not.

Who got you into music?
I would have to say that going to my first concert when I was 12 and watching John Butler Trio perform was what first sparked my love and passion for music.

Which bands or artists have been major influences on you?
I take a lot of influence of artists such as , Ed Sheeran, John Mayer, All Time Low, Paramore, Justin Bieber, and many more!

What plans do you have for the rest of the year? Is there an album or tour on the horizon?
This is going to be an insanely exciting year for me, my fans and my music! There are some really cool things in the works at the moment, some certain things that I can’t say what just yet, but there are some tour and EP plans in the works at the moment also! Make sure you stay tuned to find out all about these exciting upcoming things!

You have some pretty dedicated fans, what is the craziest thing a fan has ever done for you?
My fans (supporters) are honestly the reason that any of what has already happened is possible; they are super amazing and always have my back no matter what, as I have theirs! Honestly I find it hard to single out one specific thing that a fan has done, I just think that each day, waking up to all the amazing kind words and true support means the world to me and I can’t wait to make them all proud in the future!

A quick message to your fans?
I love you guys so much, every little tiny bit of support you give me encourages and motivates me to keep doing what I’m doing! You’re the best <3

Your favourite…
Colour? Blue
Singer? Ed Sheeran
Band? All Time Low
Song? At the moment I’m loving ‘Please Don’t Say You Love Me’ by Gabrielle Aplin
Food? Right now, Pumpkin Soup haha