Premiere: Listen to Lais' Latest Single, "For Now"
Apparently Canada is the true goldmine of up-and-coming, soon to be mega-famous musicians: after gifting the world with the likes Drake, The Weeknd, and Ebhoni, we’re once again setting our sights north—this time, to Toronto’s Lais.
“This summer the team and I went to LA to work on SESSIION, a nice change of pace and fresh inspiration,” says Lais. “When we came back I wasn’t completely satisfied with the quality of music I was creating and spent time finding myself again as an artist. Countless hours working and honing my craft took place over these last nine months, whether it was hours of writing or working on my vocals everyday, I wanted to be better for myself and for the fans. The first single released off SESSIION this past Friday, ‘Balconies’ is one of the few cuts from LA that I thought was crazy enough to make it on the project.
“All this time spent working on myself lead to strains in my relationships and this song is about that universal struggle, figuring out your priorities and devoting the time to working on your craft, passion, or career, which most often times takes away from people in your life that also mean so much. The constant back and forth between trying to maintain what we had and, for me, flourishing as an artist. Life helped me clear my vision pretty easily when my sister got extremely sick at the end of last year. I really can’t let anything take my focus off pulling through for the people who need me most and this record was just my way of saying, ‘even though I cherish what we had and maybe in a perfect world we could have made it work, in this life I really don’t have much free time.'”
This new single isn’t all Lais has up his sleeve; he’s also recently launched a high fashion line, along with merch, that debuted with the video premiere for his February 2016 single, “Cocaine Rain”. Our favorite piece? The genuine lambskin leather jacket, which masters that grunge/elegance balance that’s oh-so-alluring for 2017 (and beyond).
Cosigned by Drake’s label OVO (as well as Zane Lowe and Skizzy Mars), Lais’ brand of hip hop is a refreshing take on a genre that’s been through many a rendition already. Here’s betting this one’s its best yet; peep the new “For Now” single below, and stay tuned for the full EP, coming soon.
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