When I write music, it has a very visual place in my mind. It has a place full of characters, colours and landscapes
Lilian Hak is an independent producer, songwriter, composer and vocalist from The Netherlands. Her music travels through cinematic pop, jazz, indie, avant-garde electronica with a wide palette of instrumentation for the arrangements. It is rich, playful and powerful. All of the many different facets Lilian embodies come to life through her music for theatre, cinema and album recordings.
Hak composes by using a combination of acoustic and electronic instruments and resampling techniques. Her musical interests extend across a wide range of genres. She loves old movie soundtracks and is influenced by scenes from Bacall and Bogart film noir.
She played venues in Europe, at festivals and in theatres in Holland, accompanied with her band, string quartet and even an orchestra, and supported bands like M83, The Kills and Kashmir. Her music and performance drew the media’s attention and she was featured in several prime-time TV shows and radio stations in The Netherlands and did a live gig at radio WFMU – NY City.
Apart from four full- length albums and several singles including remixes she released, Lilian collaborated with other artists, such as Ozark Henry, Wouter Hamel, T.Raumschmiere, Matthew Herbert, Scanner, Pitto, iET and LHISPR.
Aside from her own projects she composes music for TV commercials, documentaries, film or other media and works as a voice-over actor.
In 2022 she has co-written, produced and mixed the album ‘Little Torch’ of jazz singer Wouter Hamel. The song ‘Lucky Streak‘, a duet they wrote, has been featured in Holland America Line commercials since 2022.
Her fifth album is due to be released in August 2024.
The songs are too good, too original in a modern way, produced with the latest technology – Volkskrant (Dutch daily newspaper)
Very attractive and theatrical combination of Lilian’s dramatic vocals and caricaturised, orchestral accompaniment of violins and horns – NRC (Dutch daily newspaper)
Old Powder New Guns is burlesque, theatrical and with the grand gesture – OOR (Dutch music magazine)
Lust Guns & Dust is a great pop album which Lilian Hak once again proves her versatility as a producer- VPRO 3voor12 (Dutch alternative music platform)
You don’t hear a rehash of musical themes, but creative ingenious songs, expressive as an audio play- Platomania (Dutch record store platform)