TBB Talks To … Singer/Songwriter Laolu

Laolu has just released the new music video for her latest single ‘So Right‘.

The singer has worked with the likes of Katy B and Little Simz and has opened up for Chips, Ghetts, and Ms. Dynamite.

The song So Right is the third single released from her forthcoming EP ‘All in Me‘ and the singer has received support from Spotify, BBC 1Xtra and Clash Music.

TBB Talks caught up with Laolu to get to know her just a little better and see what she has planned for the future.

Introduce yourself …

My name is Laolu, I am a singer and songwriter born and raised in South East London. My family is from Nigeria.

What does your name Laolu mean? 

The wealth of God or God’s blessing.

How long have you been doing music? 

I have been singing since I was 10 years old. I started out in the school choir and have been singing and writing ever since. I also studied music in college and graduated from university also in music.

What inspired you to become a musician?

I love how making music makes me feel, I enjoy connecting with other musicians and sharing our passion for music. I am inspired with how through music you can tap into your deepest emotions and express yourself and have others relate or be moved by it.

Tell us about your single ‘So Right‘…

My latest single is about being one with yourself and knowing and feeling true happiness. It’s about being confident and in love with who you are, and knowing yourself and believing in yourself. It’s about loving love and having a new lease on life.

What about the music video, what was the process?

I knew I had to embody what the song was about, I wanted to visually show how I felt. I did a mood board of ideas, watched other artist videos for inspiration. I knew I wanted it bright and colourful and outdoors. The video was by myself and Marcus Hessenberg (who has worked with Vogue, Nadia Rose, and the BBC) and was shot in South East London.

What makes you stand out as an artist?

I have a unique way of writing, I like to challenge myself lyrically. I believe I developed mostly with my songwriting as I always want to be transparent in what I sing about. I try to tap into the early 2000’s R&B but with a modern feel. I believe there is room for R&B in the UK and there is room for a black dark skinned woman like myself to be at the forefront of the movement.

Who would your ideal music collaboration be with?

I would love to do a record with Syd from The Internet. I just love her vibe and think she has some of the smoothest vocals, so effortless. I’d love to do a session with her and just see how she develops her ideas and songs.

Do you have any more music coming out for the remainder of the year?

I do! My EP  ‘All in Me‘. It features the three singles that I’ve released and more songs that speak on my journey with music, life, and love. I’m really excited for everyone to hear it.

Keep up to date with Laolu via the following outlets:

Instagram | WebsiteTwitter | YouTube


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