It is pretty rare that I use this blog to talk about just one artist, but LA-based singer/songwriter Lo-Fang recently released his debut album Blue Film, and I was lucky enough to see him perform on Friday at Brooklyn's Baby's All Right (a place which is fast becoming my favorite venue in the city, for anyone who's interested) and quite frankly, I was blown away.
So here are reasons why this guy is totally amazing:
1. His music eludes genres. I’ve been raving about this album to anyone who will listen, but when people ask me to describe it I am at a loss, which I think is really brilliant. Not like anything you will have heard before yet still beautiful and accessible and perfect. An emotive amalgamation of moody synths and strings and a deep, brooding vocal. A complex pop dreamscape.
2. His eyes are nice (see for yourself to the right). That's really just a side note and doesn't particularly affect his artistry, but you know, if that’s what you look for in a live show, then this is your guy.
3. He plays violin on stage and it's amazing. He also plays the violin like a guitar at various points, which I didn’t even know was a thing. But it definitely is a thing.
4. He does a live cover of the John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John duet "You're The One That I Want" from "Grease" and it's really good.
5. He does a cover of Boy's "Boris" and it's also really good.
Get the album and go see him live. He is about to embark on a national tour with Lorde, so you have no excuse not to.