The results are in for the Virtual Battle of the Bands competition at Melrose High School: Lilah Drafts-Johnson took the gold for her original song “Of Wood & Stone”. The young musician, who had over 2,400 views on YouTube, made it to the second round of the competition in a close second to the runner-ups, Jump The Ship. When it came down to the school wide vote, however, Lilah came out on top.
“‘Of Wood & Stone’ was one of the [songs] that came very quickly to me” explains Lilah when asked about the song she performed “it probably took me about half an hour to write lyrics initially”. The young artist writes a lot and says that music will always be a part of her life.
Unlike most people however, Lilah loves to perform. “I really enjoy sharing my music and getting feedback”. Writing a song is something that comes easier to some than to others, but performing is a whole different talent. Being comfortable onstage requires confidence and that can carry you far.
The Virtual Battle of the Bands will return next year with a whole new competition, new acts and new songs; until next year, rock out MHS.
By: Maddie Forsberg