Born overseas and raised in the U.S., Lijie began building her musical foundation with lessons on piano and wrote her first full-length song in middle school. During her freshman year of college, Lijie’s roommate brought along a guitar, which Lijie used to write her first song on guitar, titled “So High” (later recognized by the UK Songwriting Contest as a Finalist in the Pop Category).
After graduating, she wrote and recorded her debut album Roam, which has been praised for its “delicate pianos and guitars paired with her intoxicating voice” (Musicshopper.com). Her sophomore album, titled Lijie the Music Maker, was funded with the help of her fans via Kickstarter. The Seattle Weekly blog writes that it is an “…ambitious effort that demonstrates both her impressive vocal range and disciplined focus on her own ideas…”
Now with performances on FOX 25 Boston and King 5’s New Day Show (Seattle), as well as shows at colleges, clubs, coffee shops, living rooms and street corners, in Seattle, Los Angeles, New York, Boston, London, Taipei, and China, Lijie followed her heart and chose music. She has established herself as an exceptional songwriter: she has received recognition from the UK Songwriting, the John Lennon Songwriting Contest, and her co-written song “Glorious” was the title track in the animated film Rock Dog (starring Luke Wilson, Matt Dillon).
Lijie currently lives in Los Angeles and is working on her upcoming EP.