• Lili Trifilio

Thank You

Thank you for believing in us. Thank you for your patience. Thank you to everyone that's worked on Honeymoon and supported us - new and old. Thank you for being our extended family. Thank you for sharing this crazy life with me :)

Thank you so much for everything. Thank you to Matt Henkels, Jon Alvarado, and Anthony Vaccaro for being the greatest bandmates ever. We are family, I never expected to get 4 additional brothers in this life time and I'm so lucky it's you guys. If heaven was all of us eating taco bell at 3 AM in a Holiday Inn I think I'd be ok with that. Thank you for always respecting me and being there when i'm a crybaby, and giving me perspective when I need it most. Thank you for accepting me and all flaws, and stubbornness, and pushing me to be the best version of myself. Thank you for reminding me my worth especially in periods in my life where my self esteem was super low, and for being the best travel mates and rockers a girl could ask for. You're all so talented and getting to know each of you has taught me so much about myself and about life. There's no one I'd rather share a stage with. Love you all so much.

Thank you Chris Crowley and Mike Scrafford (Salty Management) for being such amazing managers. Without you I have no clue where we'd be at. Thank you for your hardcore work ethic and for pushing me constantly, Thank you for believing in us, Thank you for trusting my creative decisions, Thank you for always being there no matter what time of the day, no matter what hour of the night. Chris you're essentially my therapist half the time especially when I'm really going through it so thank you for being my emotional crutch through all of this. When I met you I wasn't in the greatest place mentally and that period lasted WAY longer than it should of but you always had patience and understanding and tried to guide me in the best way you could and i'll always be grateful for that. Thanks for getting your nails done with me, and letting me vent about my boy problems, and for saying "ms. lili you're a queen don't put up with that" - you've taught me to be more assertive and go after what I want 110% percent. Mike you're absolutely brilliant and one of the hardest working people I know. You always keep me on top of dates and timelines and your organization skills amaze me. Thank you for also having patience with me when I get flustered over a decision and for always being a voice of reason when I'm in a state of panic. You always keep me accountable and without you I doubt we'd get anything done. I love you both - the world needs more people like you. I know we don't always agree on everything but I'm very grateful to be surrounded with people that care and aren't just saying "yes" - you give me new perspectives and I've learned more about business and strategy in this last year than in my entire career. Thank you. We love you.

Greg Horbal - best booking agent in the world - thank you for believing in us. You were the first person to ever do that, apart from close friends and family. You've helped us to play such amazing shows and connect with such a vast and wide assortment of people. We could have never done that without you. You have a such a kind soul and inspire me to be a better person everyday. Thank you for teaching me to believe in myself. Thank you for the countless number of events you got us on and continue to get us on. Playing live is one of my favorite things in the world and you've allowed us to do that on a regular basis. You constantly make me laugh and bring so much joy into all our lives. Thank you. We love you.

Mom + Pop, Thank you so much for adopting us. I never expected to sign in 2019 especially with a team as cool as yours. Thank you for believing in our art and putting up with all our crazy antics. Thank you for keeping us on track on all the promotional and business things that we often forget about. Thank you for accepting our vision and respecting my decisions - even when we butt heads over things. Thank you for allowing us to do music as not just a passion but as a career. That is truly a dream come true. Thank you for wanting to still sign us even though first time you saw us I'm pretty sure I was crying on stage post-breakup lol. You truly have changed our lives for the better. It's been so lovely getting to build a bigger family with all of you. I can't wait to see what 2020 brings. We love you dearly.

Thank you to Joe Reinhart and TJ de Blois for helping Honeymoon truly come to life. You are both so kind, hardworking, talented. Thank you for always being encouraging, inspiring, and wonderful people. I tend to be very protective of my songwriting but you helped to flush out the songs even further in a way that never made me feel uncomfortable or stepped on. Thank you for helping me get through periods of frustration in the studio and for gently making suggestions in a way that felt good and never disrespectful. Thank you for always bringing the best vibes to recording and enjoying many studio food runs together. We couldn't have made this record without you and we look forward to making many more songs together in the future. We love you.

Thank you to the whole team of Everybody's Baby - especially Brandon Hoeg and Matt Gehl for being so amazing. You turned the songs into visual masterpieces and I love each and every music video so much. You're not only such a fundamental part of our team / family but apart from music thank you so much for being such wonderful supportive friends. Your encouragement has gotten me through some rough periods of doubt and insecurity. Thank you for always being there and making something magical together. Thank you for letting me explore acting and allowing me to do my own stunts. It's so fun being on set with yal. Also shoutout to Taylor Truskowski for making sure every hair's always in place and making me feel my best in wardrobe and makeup. Thank you for being open to creative concepts and crazy ideas. Thank you for always providing hot Cheetos on set and lots of Dunkin Coffee. Thank you for lots of laughter, late night karaoke, and continual inspiration - all of you are so talented it amazes me everyday. We love you.

Thank you for all the experiences that lead to Honeymoon - good or bad, if life didn't go exactly the way it did who knows where I would be right now. Thank you to my wonderful family - my mom, dad, and brother steve for always being there and always supporting me. You are my pillar in life and thank you for raising me into the person I am today. Thank you for encouraging me to pursue music, helping me get through school, and leading me down a path of integrity and kindness. I wouldn't be half the person I am today without you. I love you so much.

Thank to my beautiful Grandma Elaine and Grandpa Frank who are singing with the angels, Thank you for being the greatest Grandparents to me and for your guidance and support over the years. I remember shortly before you passed Grandpa Frank you told me I have to chase music and never give up on it, and I finally did it :) thank you to you both. I love you so much and miss you dearly.

Thank you for all the experiences that lead to Honeymoon - good or bad, if life didn't go exactly the way it did who knows where I would be right now. It genuinely puts tears in my eyes. & finally all the hurt and pain makes sense, because I'm finally exactly where I'm meant to be and I'm so happy. If you told little 10 year old lili that all this was going to happen I don't think i'd believe you. Dreams do come true - and you made that happen. Tis' the day of love and I just wanted to express how much I truly love you. I don't think these words will do it justice. I hope I can hug each and everyone of you at these upcoming shows on tour. Or if I can't hug you I hope you know what an impact you've made on me.

It's a bizarre feeling to have something you've been sitting on for so long finally be out. So much has happened between the beginning stages of the making of Honeymoon till now that It's almost difficult to remember which songs were written during which months. It's also a bizarre feeling releasing something you've poured your emotions into in the most honest and vulnerable way - or at least emotions you were experiencing at a given time, in a given place, in a particular experience. But it's an amazing feeling when people can use those painful words as medicine. Music is such a beautiful tool for expression and the fact we can all connect over shared experiences, no matter how similar or different they are, is truly one of life's greatest wonders. Thank you for sharing your hearts with me - I've always worn my heart on my sleeve and it use to be something I was ashamed of. But now I'm proud to say I'm a vulnerable ass girl and a hopeless romantic and I will continue to write my feelings till the end of time. Thank you for allowing me to do that and all the kind word's regarding Honeymoon thus far. It's kind of nice crying happy tears for once :,) I adore each and everyone of you. Have a wonderful Valentine's day no matter where you're at in life.

Always remember pain is temporary, and you are surrounded by so much love and beauty. The universe is guiding you down the right path I promise, you just gotta learn to trust. Don't give up on those dreams because one day they just might come true :)

Thank you.

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