IN THE RUBRIC "NEW NAME" we talk about promising newcomers: musicians, directors, artists and other creative people - that is, everyone whose name appears more and more often on the pages of magazines, in social media feeds and in our conversations, and who is clearly on the verge of great success.
WHO IS IT: Franco-Algerian artist living in New York. Collaborates with Blood Orange, H.E.R. and is releasing debut album soon
Her pop music is a clash of cultures. “It's a combination of all the places where I come from: hip-hop from the Bay of San Francisco, laid-back lo-fi from New York, Arabic melodies and French chords,” says the musician. The Lolo family moved to San Francisco almost immediately after her birth, so only recently the artist began to call New York her home.
She learned how to produce herself: in 2012, Lolo just started learning GarageBand on her iPhone and sending the resulting songs to her friends. After getting a job at American Apparel, the girl earned money for her first laptop, microphone and synthesizer - and things went further. She now collaborates with musicians like Blood Orange, writing songs for her friend H.E.R. - In 2018, she received a Grammy for the best R&B album, which features songs written by Lolo - and is preparing to release her own debut. It's hard to imagine what it will be, but according to Zuay, Mia Wallace from Pulp Fiction and Ilyana or Abby from Broad City would probably have liked her music.
COVER: Instagram / lolozouai