THE ELGIN TEENAGER who shot to chart success after releasing a tribute recording for her cancer-suffering boyfriend is set to release a new album.
Former Elgin Academy pupil Lilian Macdonald, 18, has been working away since her chart success in May last year, when the story of the tribute single she wrote for Keiran MacRonald went viral on the insideMoray Facebook page.
Keiran was found to have acute lymphoblastic leukaemia – prompting Lilian to pen the song reassuring him that he would not be fighting the cancer on his own. Her single, Never Be Alone, rose rapidly in the iTunes chart and eventually raised around £2000 for research into the cancer.
Now the highly talented singer/songwriter has released a new single that taken from her debut album set for release in August.
“I’m so excited, scared, happy and nervous all at the same time,” Lilian said, adding: “I don’t know if this would have happened so soon had it not been for how well Never Be Alone did – but it’s nice to know that people out there want to listen to what I play.”
Keiran meanwhile is set for further treatment in Glasgow in his fight against the cancer having suffered a relapse at the end of last year. Lilian said: “Although it is a very rough and scary road ahead it will hopefully be the cure to it all and we will be able to live a hospital-free life again.”
The supporting video for the new single ‘Heaven’ was released last night, part of an EP of four tracks taken from the forthcoming album of the same name – it can be pre-ordered on iTunes.