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, Austin, London, Taipei, and China, Lijie followed her heart and chose music. She has also established herself as an exceptional songwriter, with recognition from the UK Songwriting Contest and the John Lennon Songwriting Contest, and have been used in various indie films and documentaries.
At the age of five, Lijie moved from her home in China and flew across the ocean to the United States, where her parents pushed her to be the “perfect” student. They also enrolled her in piano lessons, not knowing they were planting the seed for her future dreams as an artist. Lijie wanted to make her parents happy, but always felt that life had a different calling for her.
"People ask me why I pursue music…I was not raised in an artistic family. My parents had me take piano lessons, but NEVER wanted me to be a musician. It was in college – making mistake after mistake – that I realized I was doing things I did not love, and was motivated by other people’s expectations, instead of listening to my own heart. And in order to own the person in the mirror, I had to change my life. I LOVE MUSIC. Music is everywhere, and in everything. It is the soundtrack of our lives. Music has saved me in incredibly profound ways...and my dream is to connect with people throughout the world via music. I want people to know that there is someone out there, singing their song."