Singer/songwriter Laolu delivers the first track “Buffering ” off her new EP All In Me to our attention. The track has a slow cinematic build up which rises to a crescendo on the chorus as the singer dwells about being stuck in one place in life. Her airy vocals provide the perfect aesthetic as it gives the listener a certain feeling of uncertainty and spine-tingling chills.
Led by three singles, the 9-track All In Me EP excellently and honestly represents everything that LAOLU has been through and dealt with on her journey to release this project. The record takes the listener on a journey of her life in the past few years, from tackling depression and the frustrations around quitting music, to her love life and past relationships, to her new experiences, new way of life and the pressures of being a 20 something artist in London.
From the EP’s moody opening track ‘Buffering’, about feeling stuck in life, and the slow-building minimalist MDMA inducing ‘Like That’, to the hazy Jazz-influenced R&B/Soul offering ‘Disconnect’ and the brutally honest and relatable ‘20’s’ about the unrealistic expectations we put on ourselves in our 20’s, the All In Me EP makes for an intriguing listening experience, from start to finish, held together beautifully by LAOLU’s captivating songwriting and enchanting voice.
Speaking about the inspiration behind her All In Me EP, LAOLU says, “This E.P represent a new beginning, I started this E.P almost by force to get out of depression and though it was hard, I continued no matter what. There have been so many bumps and delays along the way but I achieved what I set out to do. New music, released from depression and I am doing what I love and what I am destined to do which is to sing and write music”.
ALL IN ME EP TRACKLIST
2. All In Me
3. Like That
4. How To Feel
6. So Right
7. 20’s Interlude (featuring Benjamin AD)
9. Love. Lost. Found