Following a career-defining and life-affirming comeback year for British singer, songwriter and musician LAOLU, which has seen the South East London native garner strong support from Spotify, BBC 1Xtra, Clash Magazine, PRS For Music, The Line of Best Fit, Earmilk, Popdust and Nation Of Billions, among others this year, LAOLU is excited to unveil her long-awaited debut EP titled All In Me, as premiered via Gal-Dem.
After nearly three years away from music, because of her battle with depression, LAOLU began teasing her debut EP at the top of the year, with the well-received title track ‘All In Me’, which was championed by The Line of Best Fit and Noctis Magazine. This was followed by the Clash Magazine and PRS For Music supported ‘How To Feel’, and summer single ‘So Right’, which was backed by BBC 1Xtra, Spotify and Earmilk, all culminating in the release of her All In Me EP.
Led by these 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”.