Most Nik Kershaw fans will know who the inimitable Lily Gonzalez is – the sensational singer-percussionist renowned for playing for Faithless, Tony Hadley, The Brand New Heavies, Jimmy Somerville and of course, Nik Kershaw.
2021 saw the release of Lily’s highly acclaimed solo album Sink or Swim and featured a number of tracks co-written with Nik; one of which Lily has just released as a single;
‘I Like You Better When You’re Gone’ is out now!
“After years of knowing Nik through gigs and festivals, I finally plucked up the courage to ask him to help me write a couple of songs to complete an album that was in progress.
To my delight he said yes and this was one of the tunes.
It was a real honour to be in a studio with him and go through the writing and recording process with him.
Thanks Nik!” (Lily Gonzalez)
“I first met Lily at a friends 50th birthday party where she performed “My Favourite Things” with her own ‘alternative’ lyrics. Not something I’ll ever forget. Since then, we’ve shared many stages, a tour bus and several gallons of Rioja.
It was an absolute pleasure working with her on this project.
A huge talent and, by far, my favourite potty mouth.”
‘I Like You Better When You’re Gone’ is available to download/stream on all the usual platforms and she’s just released an incredible video to boot! Check it out below!