Think modern jazz meets bedroom pop: singer-songwriter and
multi-instrumentalist Laufey is definitely the girl to know. Since mesmerising audiences as a participant in The Voice Iceland in 2014,
the half-Chinese, half-Icelandic ingenue has enthralled us with a stunning EP, Typical Of Me (2021), and an acclaimed debut album,
Everything I Know About Love (2022). With nods to indie and mainstream genres and boasting fans like Billie Eilish, Laufey’s
jazz-inflected, classical pop is certain to charm all.
Photo Credit: Junia Lin
Laufey (pronounced lāy-vāy) is a Los Angeles-based singer, composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist whose jazz songs are about young love and self-discovery. Raised between Reykjavík and Washington, D.C. with annual visits to Beijing, the Icelandic-Chinese artist grew up playing cello as well as piano and became hooked on the jazz standards of Ella Fitzgerald after digging through her father’s record collection.
In 2020, the 23-year-old musician released her debut single ‘Street by Street’, written while she attended the Berklee College of Music. The song reached the top of the Icelandic radio charts and caught the eyes of contemporaries like Billie Eilish, Willow Smith, V of BTS and dodie. Following the release of her Typical of Me EP, Laufey was named Best New Artist in Jazz and Blues at the Icelandic Music Awards and hosted her own show on BBC Radio 3/BBC Sounds.
Laufey’s music continues to receive critical praise both stateside and abroad. Rolling Stone proclaims, “[Laufey’s] fluid guitar playing pushes the track [‘I Wish You Love’] towards bossa nova, while she buttresses her tender lead with long lines of sighing backing vocals that bring to mind the Jordanaires, who sang on hits for Patsy Cline and Elvis Presley,” while Consequence furthers, “Laufey deftly melds new elements of modern music with more traditional sounds of classic jazz, articulating the push and pull of love and loss with distinct eloquence.”
Her track ‘Valentine’ peaked at No. 1 on the Spotify Jazz Chart where it currently sits at No. 2 behind another Laufey hit ‘Let You Break My Heart Again’. In 2022, Laufey appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and was the most streamed jazz artist on Spotify in 2022.
Alex Blake Charlie Presents Laufey
- 3 June 2023 (Saturaday), 7.30pm
- Doors open: 5.30pm
- Book shop, F&B & limited parking available on site
- Ticket prices: $75.00 - $85.00
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