March 17th, 2021

Laufey— the twenty-one year old Icelandic-Chinese singer-songwriter, musician, cellist and pianist—announced her debut EP, Typical of Mehttps://ffm.to/typicalofme

FEMMUSIC has already featured the debut single “Best Friend.” Today we feature the video. 

Half Chinese and half Icelandic, Laufey spent much of her childhood traveling between Reykjavík and Washington, DC, where she learned to speak English with barely a trace of an accent. Inspired in part by her mother, a classical violinist, she took up piano and cello early on, but it was her father’s collection of Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday albums that spoke to her on a deeper level.

“I’ve always loved classical music, and I’m definitely very influenced by composers like Ravel and Chopin,” Laufey explains, “but when I discovered the Great American Songbook and the music of George Gershwin and Richard Rodgers, it felt like this middle ground between jazz and classical that suited me perfectly. It was something I could love on my own terms.”

https://www.laufeymusic.com/

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October 22nd, 2020

Cat & Calmell say: “dumbshit is about being in your youth and not taking anything seriously; enduring the repercussions of doing dumb shit and just copping it on the chin.”

Cat (20) and Calmell (22) have a rich history of performing together. Cat spent her childhood in China and moved to Sydney as a young teenager. Calmell was born and raised in Western Sydney. Stars aligned when the two met at an after-school program for developing artists. Cat & Calmell’s music reflects their multi-faceted upbringings and their wide-ranging influences and sources of inspiration: Kali Uchis and The 1975 to Rihanna and T.S. Eliot, Powerpuff Girls and Twitter memes.

https://www.instagram.com/catandcalmell/

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