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Lily Konigsberg will get what she deserves with “That’s The Way I Like It”, announces album

Even though in 2021 she’s already released an album with Palberta, a compilation under her own name, and an EP as My Idea, we haven’t got sick of Lily Konigsberg. In fact, the opposite is true, we’re addicted – which is lucky, as she’s today announcing her ‘debut’ album Lily We Need To Talk Now, which is coming out on October 29 through Wharf Cat.

She’s also shared the lead single, “That’s The Way I Like It”, saying: “I said ‘I’m going to write a song now’ to my friend and then wrote this song in 20 minutes. The chords are symmetrical so it’s really fun to play on guitar. It’s a fucking catchy and sassy song about getting what I want when I deserve it. Not whenever I want. Just when I deserve it.

The fact that she wrote “That’s The Way I Like It” in 20 minutes is pretty revealing of Konigsberg’s skills, as it certainly maintains that breezy, off-the-cuff quality, and yet is plenty detailed to make it stand up to infinite repeat listens (trust us, we know). She has a quality of turning minor moments or half thoughts into whole-ass songs, and “That’s The Way I Like It” is a perfect example; the perennial question of ‘what I want vs what I deserve’ is boiled down and sweetened into this bubbling and bright indie pop track, an easily digestible treat that rattles and rolls along with irrepressible energy and sprightly character. “That’s the way I like it / you can’t do anything about it,” she states repeatedly in the chorus – when the results are as consistently great as this (and everything else she’s released) we wouldn’t dare to tell her to do otherwise.

Listen to the track below or find it on streaming platforms.

Lily We Need To Talk Now comes out on October 29 through Wharf Cat (pre-order/save). You can find Lily Konigsberg on Bandcamp, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.