Getting To Know... Laroie

After cementing herself with a warm and illustrious array of gems these last few years, emerging artist Laroie continues her vibrant ascent with her stunning new EP 'Tragedy'.

Featuring the previously unveiled anthems 'Stuck Here', 'Confusion' and 'Keep Hiding (Way Back)', her latest six-track collection makes for a wonderfully vibrant listen. Filled with broad and sweeping textures, a soaring atmosphere, and her own mesmerising vocals at the helm, she is definitely one to keep a firm eye on for the year ahead.

So with the new EP out now, we sat down with her to find out more about her origins and what has been inspiring her most lately.


What was the first instrument you fell in love with?

Vocals to me are the musical instruments that got me to fall in love with music and connect like I did to singing. There’s so much power and variety behind vocals and it’s what attracted me the most when I was younger.

What kind of music did you love when you were younger?

I listened to a lot of R&B/Soul and Hip Hop growing up. I also loved the grungy vibes of Big Shiny Tunes and would blast some Charles Aznavour from time to time! It was a mix of things really and I still love all the artists I used to listen to back then.

What was the first album you remember owning?

The Fugees - The Score

What is the one song you wished you could have written yourself?

No Ordinary Love by Sade.

Do you have any habits or rituals you go through when trying to write new music?

I try to tap into my inner self as much as possible and release something from my being. A lot of the process happens in my head before coming out on paper or out loud.

Who are your favourite artists you have found yourself listening to at the moment?

It’s been really cold in Montreal lately and I’ve been enjoying listening to Burna Boy to help switch the mood! I’ve also been bumpin some Orejime.

If you could open a show for anyone in the world, who would it be?

I’d love to open for Bjork!!! That would be insane!

What do you find is the most rewarding part about being a musician?

I think sharing a passion with the people I create with and making magic together is something very special and often this makes me emotional. The connections are rich and the common love for music has no price. I also get to do what I love most and that’s very fulfilling.

And what is the most frustrating part?

It definitely comes with plenty of challenges that’s for sure, but what doesn’t! I think when it gets more difficult or trying it helps me grow and become a better person.

And what is the best piece of advice you have received as a musician?

I love to see other successful musicians say; don’t give up! If you want your dreams to come true you have to trust the process and I think it’s important I keep going and believing in myself and my art.


Laroie's new EP 'Tragedy' is available to stream now. Check it out in the player below.