As you may know, if you have been reading my posts for quite a while, I love the YouTuber iiSuperwomanii, a.k.a. Lilly Singh, she is my idol. As mentioned in my other post about her, she is a Canadian who lives with her parents, believes in one love, entertains people for a living, and makes all sorts of videos including rants, types of people, my parents react, comedy sketches, and positive motivation. She is one happy unicorn, sassy, and always ready to make you laugh.
Recently, she has been making a lot of music videos/writing songs on her YouTube channel, professionally. Her first debut, featuring Humble the Poet, was called #LEH, basically meaning disapproval or “pfft” in Punjabi and other South Asian slang to sum up the reality we all live in. Hate your parents but still live at home without paying rent? Leh. Borrow money from a friend, but never pay it back? Leh. Rolling around in your parent’s car, pretending you own it? Leh. The song is a reminder of the society we live in today, and life before adulthood.
The Clean Up Anthem was her second hit. Lilly makes a series of daily vlogs, to let her viewers know what she does everyday. If she ever goes on vacation, she shares her highlights, and through her vlogs, you get to see a peek of the life behind a YouTuber, who does it for a living. On December 5th, 2014, she freestyled in her vlog, about cleaning up her room. A fan by the name of Sickick, took her vocals, and remixed it into a song, hereby known as, the Clean Up Anthem. As soon as this video released, everyone knew cleaning would never be the same, and that partying while cleaning is a must.
Her most recent song, featuring Humble the Poet, once more, is known as “IVIVI” and was released less than a week ago. Some of you might not live in Toronto, but I’ll have you know that in Toronto, we have our great urban landscapes and blocks of diverse neighbourhoods, and this song, shows our city pride. From the Raptors, to the cold, to the multiculturism, the music video filmed in several famous landmarks in Toronto, is defined as a part of who we are. IVIVI stands for 416 in roman numerals, which is our most popular area code (for phones), and the music video, which was released on April 16th, (4.16 once again), needs no further explanation. With Indian music playing in the background, and IVIVI being repeatedly pronounced, the song is catchy and fun to listen to it. With the Toronto Raptors playing in the NBA, and the Blue Jays back in for another season, this song celebrates all things Toronto.
Lilly ain’t no international, worldwide famous popstar (not yet, at least), but with the 5 million subscribers she has, she is bound to have many fans around the world, listening to her songs, day and night.