The LA-Based Pop Artist is the Second Act to Join the New Big Machine Label Group and Hard 8 Working Group Venture

Debut Hard Working single, “Call Me Yours,” out on 10/20

NASHVILLE, TN (September 27, 2023) — The Hard Working Record Company adds a second artist to their growing roster today with the signing announcement of LA-based pop singer-songwriter Lillian Hepler. The Big Machine Label Group and Hard 8 Working Group joint venture launched in May as a new, Nashville-based, pop-focused imprint, pairing the world’s No. 1 independent record label with the renowned management firm to discover, develop. and publish emerging talent. Hepler’s debut Hard Working single, “Call Me Yours,” is set to arrive on 10/20 and is available now for pre-order.


“Simply stated, Lillian has all the right stuff,” BMLG President/CEO/Founder Scott Borchetta explains. “She’s an incredibly talented singer and songwriter with a massive online following who uniquely connects with her peer group.”

“Lillian is an absolutely gifted songwriter, singer, and performer,” H8WG’s Co-CEO and Co-Founder, Dirk Hemsath, adds. “She’s the kind of artist that gives you chills when she sings, not just because her voice is so stunning, but because the words and melodies that she delivers with that voice are equally impactful. I’m honored to be expanding our relationship, and I can’t wait for everyone to hear what she’s been creating.”

Lillian Hepler sings the stories many of us are afraid of admitting. Born and raised in Utah, the LA-based artist knew she wanted to be a singer at a young age. She began uploading covers at 13 and writing original songs by 15, accumulating millions of streams with singles like “Nightmare” and “Easy” and garnering over 2M followers on TikTok. Now, at 22, she embarks on the next chapter of her story. Since the release of her debut single, Lillian has been deftly working on her artistry, ensuring the essence of who she is comes through in her music. A dynamic and versatile pop artist, Lillian weaves her own experiences into her songs, conveying the kaleidoscope of emotions and experiences she’s had. One of those experiences inspired her new single, “Call Me Yours,” an equally punchy and powerful track about shrugging off situationships and choosing self-worth over a lukewarm love. Written in a stream-of-consciousness style, as if the tracks were lifted straight from her diary, Lillian’s forthcoming material touches on everything from a friendship breakup to being blindsided by an ex. Coupling the cheekiness of fellow pop artists like Sabrina Carpenter with the vulnerable storytelling of songwriters like Gracie Abrams, Lillian’s new material showcases her ability to astutely share her own story while making it something that anyone with as big a heart as hers can relate to. 

“I’m so grateful to Scott and Big Machine for giving me the opportunity to work alongside them in building this next chapter of my career,” Hepler states. “I’m super excited to be with a team that shares my anticipation of what the future holds and supports me and my vision.”

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