Gifted with impeccable songwriting talent, alt-folk newcomer la loye shares enchanting debut track ‘I’m Still Asleep’.
The personal project of 24-year-old Dutch artist Lieke Heusinkveld, la loye is distinguished by subtle, layered vocals and intricate guitars, sublimely complimenting each other to create an intimate ambiance and accentuate the poetic lyricism in her music.
Inspired by the work of artists such as Elliott Smith, Mount Eerie, Radiohead and Big Thief, la loye’s textured, lo-fi sound helps her shape raw emotion with fresh and sometimes playful angles, having already earned widespread approval in the Netherlands ahead of her international arrival in 2021.
Speaking ahead of the release, la loye explained: “As a teen I was always searching for any sort of buzz: going out, roaming the city with friends, that sort of thing. Even though I seemed to enjoy most of it, there would always be this underlying sense of sorrow. It could really catch me off guard as I didn’t really understand where it came from or what to do with it. I think the song is a reflection on this particular time where I was just trying to figure that stuff out”.