LIL LOTUS releases new pop punk anthem featuring Sophie Powers



“Packed to the rafters with pop-punk gems.” – Kerrang!
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Today, LA-based artist LIL LOTUS collaborates with Toronto-based pop singer Sophie Powers for the new single and music video for the pop punk anthem ‘When Life Gives You Lemons’, streaming now via Epitaph Records.

Produced by Matt Malpass (Blink 182MGK) ‘When Life Give You Lemons’ opens with a brightly strummed guitar as emotional vocals from Lotus tell his side of a dysfunctional romance. Sophie’s verse is a spunky, tongue-in-cheek response to Lotus with a punchy delivery dripping in attitude. Through earworm melodies and engaging lyrics, the two artists lend their contrasting styles for an upbeat summertime jam.

Watch the music video for ‘When Life Gives You Lemons (Ft. Sophie Powers)’ here.
Stream ‘When Life Gives You Lemons (Ft. Sophie Powers’ here.

Via an early premiere with Alternative Press, LIL LOTUS muses:
“I wanted to write a song about how it feels to be caught up in a relationship where you’re constantly playing the blame game with each other instead of actually communicating. Adding Sophie in made it really upbeat and fun, so I thought it would be a cute twist on a negative situation.”

“I knew I wanted to be a part of the song the second I heard Lotus’s catchy hook. His vulnerability is commendable, although there are two sides to every story,” Sophie adds. “I enjoyed writing from the perspective of the heartbreaker, as I’ve often found myself in that position. It doesn’t feel good either. People on the receiving end often forget that. It’s totally understandable, although we shouldn’t villainise someone for simply wanting to move on. The music video is ironic in that sense, as we are visually calling out societal norms. I am literally dressed as a villain. So glad Lotus and I came together for this track. He’s so talented!”

LIL LOTUS – ‘When Life Gives You Lemons (Ft. Sophie Powers)’

LIL LOTUS has become known for blending confessional lyrics, pop-punk melodies, and trap production throughout his genre-defying music career. As a pioneer of the alternative rap scene, he first emerged in 2017 with his influential Body Bag EP (featuring GothBoiClique collective members and friends Cold Hart and Nedarb). Since then, he has released multiple EPs (including 2020’s All My Little Scars 3-EP series) and over a dozen singles.

His debut album ERRØR BØY (2021, Epitaph Records) features production by John Feldmann (GoldfingerGood CharlotteBlink 182) and Matt Malpass (Trippie ReddMachine Gun KellyYungblud), with guest collaborations from Travis Barker and Lil Aaron. Now leaning into the alternative influences that have always informed his sound, he’s poised to be the next voice and face of a new wave of pop-punk.

LIL LOTUS will be playing a selection of European and UK festival and headline shows this month, kicking off at the German Full Force Festival coming Saturday. Please see below for the full list of dates, including a headline London show.

June 24 – Full Force Festival – Ferropolis, Germany
June 25 – Summer Sad Festival – Milan, Italy
June 26 – Milla – Munich, Germany
June 27 – Exil – Zurich, Switzerland
June 28 – MTC – Cologne, Germany
June 29 – Rock Werchter – Rotselaar, Belgium
June 30 – Boston Music Room- London, United Kingdom

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LIL LOTUS – ‘When Life Gives You Lemons (Ft. Sophie Powers)’
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