Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop


band members

Lauren O'Hara


Influences

Phoebe Bridgers, Julien Baker, Marika Hackman, The Japanese House, Angel Olsen, Fiona Apple, Now Now


Website

Bio

‘I’m not anywhere,’ sings Lo on softly heartbreaking single, ‘Floating.’ It’s a taste of the songwriter’s unbridled honesty, her constant introspection in the face of uncertainty. A voice that soothes and seduces over smooth and subtle instrumentation, Lo blends her indie sensibility with a darker sense of longing; a unique expression of love, lust and fear with a touch of nostalgia so sweet that it’s impossible not to feel everything that Lo has to offer. Words that echo our own thoughts and insecurities, Lo’s music is more than simply relatable. It’s our youth meeting our future, our emo roots intertwining with our fledgling maturity.

Lo released her debut EP ‘Plan For An Independent Future’ in April 2020 and was quick to grab attention. Tracks from the release were added to multiple Spotify Editorial Playlists and received airplay on Triple J and BBC’s Radio 1. Pockets of fans from all over the world have since reached out to express how deeply they connected with Lo and her lyricism. Nine months on, over half a million streams later, Lo released a stripped back and breathtaking single, ‘Away’, which was added to rotation on Perth, WA’s RTRFM and received praise from publications worldwide.

Her latest track, 'Disconnect' was recorded at Debaser Studio in Lo’s hometown of Perth with producer and engineer Andrew Lawson (Tired Lion, Noah Dillon), Lo collaborated with her all-femme, all-queer live band for the first time. It's a song about freedom to be who you are and the unfortunate existence of judgement in doing so.

‘Disconnect’ bounces from moment to moment, a rollercoaster in dynamics that showcases not only Lo’s evolution as a songwriter but her underrated vocal abilities. Between the confronting honesty in Lo’s lyrical confessions and the carefree, optimistic instrumentation exists a paradox. It’s the cornerstone of Lo’s artistry; her constant inner conflict and the way it realises itself throughout her music.

“Lo is powerful in her every move. Her words are strong, and her sound exclusively hers.”
- Temporary Dreamer (AUS)

“We can’t seem to shake the descriptive lyricism Lo offers and we’re wildly impressed with her conceptual songwriting” - BuzzMusic LA (US)



“There have been some incredibly brilliant break-out artists to come from Western Australia this year, and Lo is certainly amongst them.” - Pilerats (AUS)

“a mesmerising, heartbreaking take on the sad-girl pocket of indie music. Lo embodies this genre and makes it her own” - X-Press Magazine (AUS)

IG: @thisis.lo

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

15 Dec 2020

Triple J
40

the type of song i reckon i could listen to 20 times in a row and not get sick of. there's something about lo's nostalgic warmth just never gets old!

the type of song i reckon i could listen to 20 times in a row and not get sick of. there's something about lo's nostalgic warmth just never gets old!

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

14 Dec 2020

Triple J
40

Resonant, ribcage-rumbling stuff from Lo.

Resonant, ribcage-rumbling stuff from Lo.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

13 Nov 2020

Triple J
40

this one would stir up something inside even the most scroogiest of scrooges. there's high emotion and lo is always so believable and real.

this one would stir up something inside even the most scroogiest of scrooges. there's high emotion and lo is always so believable and real.