Out of Northern-Norway comes Lil Halima, a 20-year old artist, singing about love and vulnerability within the genres of R&B, pop and soul. Lil Halima’s talents range from singing, song-writing, piano, and violin, all the way to production and visual arts.
Her musical versatility stems from inspiration by artists such as Stevie Wonder, 2Pac, and Aaliyah – introduced to her by her father – as well as her own personal favourites such as SZA, Noname, Erykah Badu and FKA Twigs.
Her signature combination of clever lyrics and a voice like honey has already been demonstrated through her debut-EP ”love songs for bad lovers” from October 2018, which included her self-painted artwork for selected singles.
We booked the young artist to play our Oslo store and chatted with her about performing live, her creative process, musical style and inspiration.
What do you hope people take away from your performances?
I hope people feel something and that they walk away feeling better than when they came. I love to create something out of nothing. Music is magical in that sense; you can manoeuvre strangers’ thoughts and hold their hand while doing so.
How would you say your musical style is different?
I don’t think it’s too different, it is just very me. I don’t think about genre, what people expect from me or most things like that. I just create what I find cool.
How would you describe your creative process?
I am so blessed to be able to just roll the ball of creativity all day and all night, so it is part of me. Happens very naturally.
What’s your best musical memory from the last year?
Last year was so good, I think it must’ve been when I went to see Princess Nokia in Oslo. It was such a small stage and she is so inclusive with the audience.