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I know. I've been silent again. For quite a while. Sorry for that. Of course, there's reasons for that. Partly it's because after a regular working day at my new job I basically often feel too exhausted to write new music. And partly it's because I repeatedly have doubts about whether to continue making music at all - or not. I admit I often feel insecure about that. Does anybody really like my music? Do people still really listen to something so nonmainstream? Am I not good enough? Doubts, I tell you, doubts...
Anyways. After all - I decided to not make a new album. I'll be releasing new tracks as singles or eps whenever something feels ripe.
Which is actually the reason why I'm posting this now. There's gonna be a two-track digital ep called "Silence so Loud" out on all channels on Sept 27th. If you wanna make sure you ain't gonna miss it: follow me on Spotify. The ep is also gonna be available on my bandcamp page.
One of the two ep-tracks is a song you might already know if you purchased the digital version of my album "The Most Unlikely Creature" - it was featured there if you bought it via bandcamp: "I Let Go (for bad news)".
The other one is absolutely new. It's called "Rumpelstiltskin" and features my dear friend Sarah Wohlfahrt aka Sloww (singer at Souvenir Season) on vocals and piano. I really feel blessed to have her wonderful voice on this song.
The song means a lot to me. Two years ago I got mistreated and dismissed by someone. In a rather unfair manner, as I think. And that pretty much threw me off track for a while. "Rumpelstiltskin" for me is both curing and reckoning. And even though I still think about that person a lot at least it's hurting less now.
So long, folks.
Take care. Have faith in yourself. And mutual support should be self-evident.
Hugs xx Lazo
in case you missed me (which I kinda hope): I haven't been all lazy since you last heard from me.
Besides having started a new job I've also been working on new music.
The first track of it "I Let Go (For Bad News)" is already finished and is included on both the download and the pyhysical version you can purchase on Bandcamp.
Which would also help me produce the rest of the tracks.
Gaslight, Strange Kingdom, Rumpelstiltskin.
Next traces ...
If you wish to support me, but can't spend any money on it - that's just fine. There's different ways of helping the musicians you like make more of the music you like:
spread the word.
Tell your friends about that great artist you came across.
Like the artist's page on Facebook.
Follow them on Instagram.
Ask your favorite radio station to play the songs you like.
These are just a few ideas. You got more ideas?
Can't wait to hear from you.
Encounters are everything.
Wow! I had the pleasure of meeting Cherilyn MacNeil (Dear Reader) for a singing lesson and a songwriting workshop in Berlin.
Cherilyn is such a warmhearted and lovely and sensitive and clever and inspiring person and was really patient with me. I think we both had a little fun making weird grimaces and noises and working on a new track of mine (and I wasn't well-prepped for that).
Thank you Cherilyn!
And be sure to tune into her new album "Day Fever" I do love it, oh my. I listened all the way through it over and over again. And if you can: Go see her and her wonderful new band play live. It's a bliss!
Aaaaand: I'm still searching for musicians who are into my downer-synth-crumble-songwriter-pop thing and are willing to bring it on stage with me.
Get connected, if you're interested in that project.
Encounters are everything.
It's been a while, so here's an update on what's been going on.
I made a little video to my song "Biest" - my only song in German so far. Hope you folks like it:
I'm currently working on new music for album #2. "Gaslight" is about finished. "Dark Waters" still needs a little something. And there's more in the waiting line. I'll let you know as soon as there's new Lazo sounds to be heard.
Luckily, I got a few airplays recently. Turns out to be a tough business trying to have radio stations play weird music like mine. I need a lot of patience, stamina and confidence in my music to keep going. EgoFM - which is actually a true alternative to mainstream radio and a fountain of inspiration if you're into discovering new music - played a few of my songs and thought about inviting me to their studio. Well, it seems they haven't decided about that yet. If you wanna support me, feel free to email to email@example.com and tell them you'd love to have Lazo featured in their program "Lokalhelden".
So far for now.
Stay tuned, get in touch.
Encounters are everything.
You can now get your own copy of
"The Most Unlikely Creature"
I'm already working on new music, so be sure to stay tuned.
Finally Thommy and I finished the album artwork, so "The Most Unlikely Creature" is now in production and will be released September 1st.
The album will contain 10 original tracks and a beautiful booklet featuring drawings by myself.
You may already preorder the album here, alongside a personal dedication if desired. Just leave me a message with your order if you wish so.
This week I signed my upcoming album "The Most Unlikely Creature" to befriended independent label 38db(A).
I'm terribly happy and proud to become part of this little independent label that absolutely supports its featured artists and the music
they're making. So I, as a musician, can unchainedly follow my weird visions.
Next step: album release. Can't wait!
A little earlier this summer I established this new website and a tiny online shoppe. You can preorder the album there or purchase Lazo's spaceman buttons and/or a set of three creature postcards. Feel free to do so. :)
You folks are sheer madness!
Thanks to your support my album can go into production soon. You raised incredible 652 € (including donations outside the official campaign).
I gratefully bow to all of you who pulled their weight. It'll take a little time till you get your perks. But be sure: they will come to you with a whole lot of love. I'll keep you updated.
Once again MANY MANY MANY THOUSAND THANKS to all contributors! I'll keep it in mind!
LET'S MAKE AN ALBUM 🎧🎧🎧
You can help me make my album - pretty easily.
If you want to support my project, visit my indiegogo-campaign. You can donate from 1€ only. If you spend a little more (from 8€) you'll also get nice rewards for your support.
If you want to back me, but don't have the money to contribute: it's also grand help for me if you share the campaign and tell your mates about it.
For further details about the project, please click on the link:
Of course, you can also send me a message if you got more questions about the project.
THANKS SO MUCH FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
I can hardly believe it - but I actually won this remix competition alongside those amazing artists Bunched and mHb. You'll be able to grab my Remix of Souvenir Season's "The Black Of You" soon via iTunes and Bandcamp. So proud and happy! :)