Lilian Hak


Picture Rita Hayworth and Julie London’s love child with Marge Simpson’s hair. When it comes to Dutch chanteuse Lilian Hak, big names appear on the bill almost immediately. Her song I Never Speak to Strangers is the ‘soundtrack to an unmade James Bond movie, while her album Old Powder, New Guns has a ‘Miles Davis-in-Paris-cool’ feel to it. The comparisons may seem extreme, but that’s what happens when you immerse yourself in the atmosphere of famous flicks from the 1950s and 1960s, and come up with a record that’s heavily influenced by scenes from Bacall and Bogart movies. We’ll get to the hairdo later.

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