Our Passenger of the Month in December 2022: Lou Asril
A mixture of mystery, security and sensitive power: Lou Asril
Music in his blood: exceptional artist x vocal virtuosoAn unmistakable style that reflects the zeitgeist and wants to develop with and on it – that is what characterises Lou Asril’s music from the very first moment. The basis for his musicality is a classical piano education and early stage performances, culminating in winning the prestigious Joe Zawinul Award at the age of 17.
His first single DIVINE GOLDMINE was released in 2019, catapulted straight to #1 in the charts and brought him prominent playlist placements as well as award nominations (Best Alternative at the AAMA, FM4 Award). Collaborations with producer AgaJon (BERLIN, PRETTY CITY), sound artist Zebo Adam (HEAVEN), a highly acclaimed live performance at the Austrian Amadeus Music Awards and further live performances (Glatt&Verkehrt Festival, poolbar Festival, etc.) followed.
Numerous styles have found their way into his work so far: in addition to soul and RnB, which were initially his main focus, pop, hip hop and electronic music are strong influences that continue to allow him to find his own style and develop in a wide variety of directions. In the course of the current EP RETROMIX21, Lou Asril outgrows what he calls the “younger, more reserved” image of the soul artist, gives in more to his penchant for electronic music and incorporates elements from hip hop to rap. His tone becomes sharper, the melodies edgier, the sound bolder and the topics dealt with marked by a greater sensitivity. Where the journey goes from here is unclear. But in his work Lou Asril increasingly sketches the mystery that is him and gives us his music as a possible key to the enigma in which he wraps himself.
Find out more about Lou Asril on Instagram, YouTube and Spotify.
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