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THUNDERCLOUDS WITH ILA


ILA or Isobel Livermore Atkinson is a singer/songwriter from Co.Wicklow in Ireland who released her first single, "Never Be Me", in Lockdown 2020 and since released "Layna" with her first music video. Now coming out with "Thunderclouds", ILA is showing off her vocal and songwriting ability with this heart-melting ballad about lost love.


Her song revolves around the guilt and mistrust you put on someone you are intertwined with. Her sad medley with a heated twist of realization. Proudly produced by Beardfire Music once again makes this a sad but comforting song of "it will be okay."


ILA has been compared to Taylor Swift, Adele, Florence, and the machine and many more for her strong vocals to bring goosebumps to anyone. You feel yourself singing a swaying with this bitter love song without ever knowing.

Thank you for taking this interview! What has 2022 been like for YOU as an artist? Hi, thanks for having me; oh, it has been busy. I was recording my music video for Layna not long ago, which was tremendous, and I've been writing upcoming music, including "Thunderclouds" and others. Can you tell us how you've transformed from the beginning to now as an artist?

I know every artist says this but confidence is essential, and I have learnt to express myself through music. I feel more comfortable at photoshoots and am looking forward to gigging and getting out on the road. How did you come up with your latest project?

"Thunderclouds" is a very personal song about a lost love I had. It lets me be vulnerable and grow from the experience. I made it because I am sure most people know what it is like to love someone and not feel it back. Someday with them, it just feels like a storm is coming, which we can't get away from until we are let go. Where are you from originally?

I was born in London, but I grew up in Ireland, where I happily still live.

Where do you live now?

I live now in Wicklow nearby the sea, so I have taken a lot of inspiration from my surroundings and put them into my music Do you think where you live impacts how your music is made?

Very much so, Wicklow is known for being "The Garden of Ireland '', the reason for being lush and vibrant with sea views and the Wicklow Gap in the mountains. It gives my folk and country feel to songs like "Never Be Me", my first single and "Thunderclouds."

What was the inspiration to make music your career?

I have always loved to sing since I was small. I remember sitting in the kitchen beside the fire with two wooden spoons in my hand, playing on the kitchen chairs like I was at a rock concert. I always wanted to sing and took lessons when I was smaller but was told to do classical, so I took my path. It was only in Lockdown that I started to post covers on my YouTube and then a company called Beardfire saw me and helped me produce "Never Be Me"; the rest is history. How do you want to shape your career?

I am a bit of a blank canvas, letting my songwriting shape me. I have quite a variety already, but I am trying to write a happy song. Do you always work on a tight timeline or go with the flow when it comes to your music? Writing a song takes time and effort, so sometimes weeks or months, but once I get the feel of something, I don't push. I let it come to me, and when my song is finished to a high standard, I try to get it out ASAP because of the excitement of sharing it with everyone. It's like my little music, baby ha-ha. How did the latest title of your music come to be? You know. It just came with the song; I was singing "take it easy now" and thought what could rhyme with now ohh clouds. Then I continued writing, thunderclouds came out of it all, and I knew then. Is it hard to let go of the music when it is done?

Yes, as I said, it's my baby, and I am scared people won't like it, but as you stay longer in the game, you understand that not everyone will LOVE your song as much as you do. I think if my mum likes it, it will be a winner. Do you feel an emotional attachment to your music? Everything I have written and continue to write is personal and emotional, whether it be sad or happy. If you don't have an emotional attachment to your music, then it's not the finished piece. "Thunderclouds" is a song where you look out the window watching the rain and thinking back on life and what went right and wrong, and I feel that every time. How would you describe your music in one word to someone who hasn't listened to it yet?

Colourful, I think if people listen, I have a variety of sounds and songs. I feel like I show so many emotions through my music, and I know it hits people hard because they have come back and thanked me, and that means the world.

Where do they go to listen NOW?

So you can check out my Spotify with is "ILA" my stage name my real name is Isobel Livermore Atkinson and my YouTube channel is "ILA music covers" I also have an Instagram is ila_music002 and my personal is isobel_272 What has been the best fan reaction to your music?


I was singing in a charity fundraiser for children in a hospice for cancer around Christmas, and an after the show, a little boy came up with his mum and asked for my autograph; my heart melted, and it meant so much!

Is there anything exciting coming up for you?

Hopefully, a lot of gigs ha-ha and more singles, I am working towards an EP, but I am also a full-time applied psychology student in college, so I am busy. Are you performing the song anywhere LIVE?

I want to premiere my new single. That would be amazing; I have to see if anyone wants me!

Please give us all your socials and links so fans can link up with you! Thank you for this interview! -- YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wlugEjVYSU There is the link to my music video for Layna https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKdv7nOqEXI. Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ila_music002/?hl=en (music account) - https://www.instagram.com/isobel_272/ (personal)