Lily Seabird is a musician and songwriter living in Burlington, Vermont.



"Lily Seabird proves why she’s our next indie folk obsession on Alas,... Seabird’s work finds the sublime among static and static within the sublime. Whether at her quietest or most unhinged, Seabird’s songs can’t help but contain both — it’s what makes them so compelling." —Consequence

"The result is her new album Alas, an intimate foray of bedroom indie rock that recalls Adrianne Lenker and Big Thief as touchstones, while occasionally foraying into the more scuzzed-out country-gaze warmth of feeble little horse and Ratboys."—The Fader



Lily Seabird is a perceptive songwriter who can channel moments when everything feels raw and overwhelming into something healing and galvanizing. With Alas, the Burlington, VT-based artist’s sophomore album, she confronts grief with palpable clarity on tracks that careen from delicate folk to blistering indie rock. While it’s her second LP, it serves as a proper introduction to an undeniable and idiosyncratic voice. “Alas, sounds way more like me,” she says. “This is the album I wanted to make in the first place.”


The songs on Alas, came from a particularly unmoored period for Seabird. “I wrote this album in 2021 and 2022 on the road, trying to figure out who I am,” she says. “A lot of them also deal with the time when my close friend passed away. The title Alas, meant a lot to her.” Even if the songs don’t always directly tackle this specific loss, there’s a sense of mourning in how relationships change and dissolve. Take “Grace,” a reflection on female friendship, which features the lines, “I hope she's happy now she should be 25 / She taught me something that I thought I'd always hide.” Elsewhere, the knotty and unpredictable “Dirge” finds her singing, “I don't know if I believe in god / I don't know if I know how to go on.”   




"Alas, is something of a gauntlet-throwing record in the genre, all things considered, a bold statement by someone making a case to be thought of as one of the most exciting and intriguing voices currently doing it." —Rosy Overdrive

"A stunning 10-song set that’s beautifully bittersweet and deeply affecting, Alas, finds Seabird coming into her own as a distinctive singer-songwriter and fully arriving as a seriously promising artist on the indie folk-rock scene." —Rutland Herald

Lily Seabird shows:

Jun 10 Brooklyn, NY – TV Eye*
Jun 29 Bellows Falls, VT – Stone Church Arts Center^
Jun 30 Burlington, VT – Foam#
Jul 02 Portland, ME – SPACE#
* w/ Bloomsday
^ w/ Allegra Krieger
# w/ Babehoven