Recently while looking through Soundcloud I was more than pleased and impressed when stumbling upon the music of Louvel. His voice is stunning and pure I and found myself playing his tracks several times. I decided to contact him to ask him a little bit about his music, inspirations, and compliment him on his great voice & sound. He was extremely humble and happy to talk with me about all of them.
Currently residing in New York, Louvel is an ex-theatre boy turned singer/songwriter. Often times, he finds himself returning to old theatre tunes for inspiration as he stated. Because of the theatre, Louvel is all about heightened emotion and prefers to paint his songs with the most overly saturated colors he can find. Not all of his inspiration is found in the world of the theatre, Annie Lennox‘s lyrical poignancy was also mentioned to be a major inspiration for Louvel.
Louvel’s debut EP Alabaster Boy is coming together to be journey of the hard and the soft, the light and the dark. Louvel explains why he’s chosen the title…
“There are two types of alabaster; gypsum and calcite. Gypsum is easily scratched or damaged by the human hand, while calcite alabaster is much harder, but even still, breakable. We often find ourselves balancing between these two states of being constantly; we want to be vulnerable, but then we become quite fragile. The harsh reality is, we’re more likely to be harder, more closed off. The title track struggles to find that balance, much like we all do.”
When asked what we could expect from his upcoming EP that he is currently working on he explained “As Alabaster chips away it slowly morphs into something more synthetic and eventually shatters with a very abrupt ending.” Keep your eyes peeled and your ears perky for Louvel’s debut EP, Alabaster Boy, expected to be complete and ready for download by July! I would also like to thank Louvel for being so gracious in taking the time to chat with us and look forward to hearing more of his music. You can learn more about Louvel by checking him out on Facebook and Soundcloud.
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