When Amy Lilley landed on the South African music scene, her debut achieved impressive success that would not be attainable to many but with an authentic talent like hers, it could not be ignored. Apart from the long list of radio chart hits and continued radio plays, her debut EP, She, earned her a SAMA nomination for Best Pop Album. Following in her successful accomplishments, Amy is now back with a new single entitled ‘Video Games’ off her upcoming EP, Petrichor.
Amy Lilley shares that back in high school, she found solace in video games
“Video Games can be described as a love letter to my former self and making it something fun and playful. I was so nervous to talk to anyone and always in my head. I found solace in video games a lot, I never put myself out there and it took me so long to come out of my shell. I still am trying to.”
An animated, video game-styled music video is the perfect pairing to this single that is all about learning to love who you are and the things you have to offer the world.
Amy Lilley explains
“I came out early as a kid and it was always really hard for me to interact with people, I was terrified of asking a girl on a date! I wrote Video Games to make light of being so shy and in such a shameful place and turn it into something powerful and playful. I am a shy, video games nerd and I love who I am kind of thing.”
Watch the music video for “Video Games” below: