10 questions with L E A

How did you get into creating music?

The infamous question! Very early on. I've been writing music since about 4th grade... but seriously, been doing this full time here in LA since about 2016. I had been releasing about one song a year until recently, re-debuting with my single "Kiss and Make Up" in 2019!

Where do you get your inspirations from ?

Truthfully, it started with the local Jersey pop punk scene back when I was in high school. With influences like Secondhand Serenade and Mayday Parade. Then I started listening to more pop/rock artists like Neon Trees. And until recently, my sound has shifted pretty pop-like, with influences like Sam Smith, Dua Lipa, and Nothing But Thieves. Ideally, I'm trying to find a nice hybrid between pop and rock, while still sounding commercial.

Use three words to describe your music!

Extroverted Noise. I know that's two, but I feel very strongly about them!

What’s your favourite song of yours and why?

This is such a hard question, I feel like my favorite song shifts all the time. I'm going to reference my All Time Favorites playlist and pick from there-- I think right now it might be "Stories" by Refs. I just think it's so beautifully written. The lyrics are so literal and flow so nicely and are very relevant with my newest single "Let Me Go"

Tell us one artist you are listening to right now!

Definitely listening to Hot Chelle Rae's new music, have you heard? My favourite thus far is "Tangerine"

Who would you like to collaborate with the most?

Ahhh man, also a tough one. I feel like either Nothing But Thieves or Miley Cyrus. Have you heard her more rock stuff? I'm really digging the direction she's going in!

Where is your favourite place you have ever performed?

Has to be with my college a cappella group, Twisted Measure. We'd go on mini tours every year when I was in college and get to perform at some of the coolest spots-- at schools, on the streets, even opening for other notable groups. I cannot wait to perform here in LA post quarantine.

Where is the one place you dream of performing?

Hollywood Bowl? Coachella? Warped Tour? In my dreeeammmms.

What are you most looking forward to in 2021?

New music! And no more quarantine?

What are you working on next?

NEW MUSIC! I'm actually typing this as I'm in a session for my next song, super exciting things! Look forward to a few new songs and collabs!

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