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Don't Quit Your Daydream
Flower Power: Lily Meola's Daydream
Enjoy a gorgeous new music video from JuneShine Ambassador / Singer Songwriter, Lily Meola.
Lily Meola was born and raised on the island of Maui, Hawaii. Her love of music blossomed in the passenger seat of her Mom’s car listening to legendary artists like Ella Fitzgerald, Joni Mitchell, and Carole King.
Lily began performing around Maui in local bars and cafes at the young age of 11. Mentored by super-producer Bob Rock, she's toured with the likes of Willie Nelson, learned to write songs with Jackson Browne, recorded duets with Steven Tyler, Kris Kristofferson, and Sammy Hagar. She's spent the last few years in the studio writing and producing the bluesy, soulful pop songs that will make up her debut release...
"I wrote this song at a time in my life when things were pretty beautiful, I was living in a house surrounded by a pasture full of longhorn, I was raising butterflies and a baby deer. I would travel back and forth between LA, Maui and Nashville pursuing my souls passions. I had a record and a publishing deal, everything I had been working for my whole life was coming into fruition. I felt the need to write a song called ‘daydream’ that wasn’t about love or heartbreak, I wanted something meaningful and inspiring…something that would encourage other young people to listen to their heart. After a few hours with Mags Duval and Casey Brown, Daydream was born..
Then the unexpected happened, my mom was diagnosed with cancer and my life twisted upside down. I lost my record deal and my confidence. I developed an extreme case of anxiety. My main focus was my mom, and naturally nothing else seemed to matter… After a fierce fight with vast ups and downs, my mom passed away. In that moment, not only did I lose my mom, I lost my best friend and number one cheerleader. I found myself falling into a depression, the grief and sadness took over me... Now after battling this heartbreak, I feel like I wrote this song for my future self, to re-inspire me to never quit my daydream."