About me

ili is a multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter and performer born and raised in Glasgow. Since the age of 9, ili has been performing all over the UK, formerly known as 'Emily Middlemas'. She has undergone a huge rebrand and is currently planning to release new music where her main goal is to spread love, happiness and shivers. With a genuine online presence, ili has a deep connection with her fans who are eager to hear new music. She has also gained online attraction from the likes of Shania Twain, Willow Smith, Summer Walker and RAYE.


ili's new sound is deeply inspired by her idols and the music she grew up listening to, from the likes of Passenger, ELO and Queen. She has connected with her live music routes during lockdown and can't wait to share her new music with the world.

"We asked where you at? and she said, in the soul pocket."
"You can play that damn bass sis and sing beautiful."

Willow Smith


Shania Twain

"When I was a young man and went to all the festivals, my friends and I coined the phrase "attach the shoe anchors" - which basically said about any song that has the potential to make you float away. ili's 'Time Goes By' requires one to attach the shoe anchors"

Joel Dipple, Sentric Music


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