Lillie West initially started Lala Lala as a way to communicate things that she felt she could never say out loud. But on 'The Lamb', her sophomore LP, she has found strength in vulnerability. Through bracing hooks and sharp lyrics, the 24-year-old songwriter and guitarist illustrates a nuanced look on her own adulthood — her fraught insecurity, struggles with addiction, and the loss of several people close to her. Originally from London, West moved with her family to Los Angeles, where she spent her teenage years, and later to Chicago, where she enrolled at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. The turbulence in West's life throughout that period resulted in an abrasive but tender debut album, 'Sleepyhead' (2016).