September 3, 2021 21:00
Giardino Istituto Agrario di Firenze | IT
South Africa born and Berlin based, Alice Phoebe Lou is creating her own independent world of music with a completely free spirit.
From being born to documentary filmmakers to listening to her mother playing the piano each evening and studying dance at school for nine years, it was doubtless that Alice would fall easily into the creative scene. After spending some time in Paris with a group of street artists, she moved on to Berlin, where she really started to explore song writing and performing. Plunging herself into busking through Europe at just 18, Alice Phoebe Lou has been wowing her audiences with stunning vocals and captivating songs ever since. Alice then went on to self-release her debut EP, “Momentum” in 2014, followed two years later by her debut full-length project, ‘Orbit’.
2019 marked the release of her critically acclaimed second album “Paper Castles”, championed alongside playing over 100 shows across four continents, and in doing so, Alice built and cultivated a loyal fanbase. The hundred and first show Alice played was at Funkhaus in Berlin, an incredible recording studio built to record orchestras in 1956, from which she recorded is a selection of nine tracks from that iconic performance on the 7th of December 2019.
With the release of a few warmly received singles in 2020, Alice began playing around with analogue recording techniques which she continued to experiment with. The end of last year even saw Alice as one of 11 musicians to be hand-picked by Sir Paul McCartney to perform a cover of a previously unheard track from the legendary artist’s new record.
March 19, 2021 is the turn of the new album “Glow”, a collection of intimate and personal songs recorded with a totally fascinating analogue and vintage instrumentation.
“This album is an outlet. A place I blew off steam. I poured my most personal feelings, experiences & realisations into it and I stand before you completely naked, encouraging you to go to that place within yourself.”
Alice Phoebe Lou, vocals, guitars and keyboards