ILLUMINATE with LOUISA
Hi Louisa Rox! Thanks for taking the time to chat with us today! Where are you located now and where are you originally from?
For the past 4 years, I've been living in Los Angeles and I'm originally from Glasgow, Scotland. I've lived in a ton of cities over the years and credit each one with inspiring and influencing my music. These include New York City, US, Nairobi, Kenya, and The Hague, Netherlands. Who has been your greatest influence?
So many to choose from but my earliest musical influences came from my dad who is a rock/folk/blues musician and my grandfather who was an incredible jazz pianist. But, family aside, I continue to be hugely inspired by all the soul, jazz and funk greats - James Brown, Funkadelic, Aretha Franklin, Sharon Jones, Alicia Keys, Chaka Khan, India Arie, Prince...the list is long!
What is your latest and greatest?
Illuminate is my latest single release which I wrote and recorded with the awesome YucaSoul. The track is about coming through trying times and continuing to have faith and hope that things will get better. It's a song about constantly reaching for the light of love and hope. What are you most looking forward to in 2021?
I'm excited for, I hope, a post-Covid world where I can see family and friends again and start gigging again. I'm working on a new album and some new collaborations too, so excited to drop them in 2021. What would you say to your younger self if you could?
Keep believing in yourself and don't be afraid to be 100 percent true to who you are. On a scale from ONE to TEN, how driven are you?
10 How much do you believe LUCK plays a role in success?
I think luck is an element of success but I think hard work, perseverance, and determination are the most important factors in success and a healthy dose of faith.
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