Lauv: late nights, deep talks tour
Wed, May 24, 2017
ADV TIX $12 / DOORS $15.
This event is all ages
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ADV TIX $12 / DOORS $15.
On “The Other”—Leff’s breakthrough single under the moniker of Lauv—that unguarded honesty instills a slow-burning fusion of R&B and indie-pop. Featured on Lauv’s independently released debut EP Lost in the Light, the quietly aching track shot to #11 on Spotify’s Today’s Top Hits playlist and has now amassed over 100 million streams on the platform. With “I Like Me Better” (a spring-2017 single that surpassed 100 million streams in three months), Lauv offers up a more uptempo track built on gracefully sculpted beats and shimmering melody. But even with its brighter mood, “I Like Me Better” still delivers the soul-baring lyrics and intimate vocals that perfectly reflect Lauv’s artistic mission.
“Being vulnerable is the hardest thing for so many people, including myself, but it’s also the most satisfying thing,” says Leff. “In day-to-day life there’s so much that’s calculated: so many fake, surface- level interactions that don’t amount to anything. Getting away from that and being completely real in my music has been so cathartic for me, and my hope is that my songs can somehow empower people to be real with themselves and with other people too.”
Since releasing “The Other” (which hit the Global Top 100 on Spotify), Lauv has reached the Spotify Top 20 in nine countries and charted on iTunes in 33 countries—all while operating as an entirely independent artist. When not working on his own music, he’s often penning tracks for major pop artists: his recent songwriting cuts include Charli XCX’s “Boys” (named a “Best New Track” by Pitchfork) and “No Promises” by Cheat Codes feat. Demi Lovato (a #10 hit on Billboard’s US Mainstream Top 40 chart). Lauv has also emerged as an in-demand featured artist, with recent appearances including DJ Snake’s “A Different Way.”
The Day We Left is a concept album about post-apocalyptic space travel, lost love, conspiracy, and adventure, to be released in 2016. The duo, along with collaborators and friends, captures sounds in their little Berkeley house primarily in pajamas and/or underwear.
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