We caught up with the amazing LaLion, who has an unbelievable track record for constantly churning out content of both quality and originality. Specialising in chilled hip-hop and bedroom pop offerings, 1 Pill, 2 Pill is our current favourite, so we’ve dropped it at the bottom of this interview. But for now, let’s dig in:
When did music start to shape your life?
Music has been a part of my life for as long as I remember. I’ve been playing guitar since I was 6, and writing music since I was 11. But the biggest turning point in my musical life would be when my family moved to Washington. I was born in Utah, and moved to Washington at the start of summer, so without going to school, I had no friends in the area. So there was absolutely nothing to do, other than get better at guitar and write music.
How has the lockdown influenced your writing?
The lockdown has been amazing for me as an artist. I’ve been spending at least 7-8 hours everyday in my studio just writing, messing around, and recording. I think at this point I’ve gotten around 15 songs recorded in these couple weeks of lockdown.
Do you think it’s important for artists to put out more and more content during this period?
That’s a tough question. I think it’s different for every artist. If you’re independent and have full control of your music, absolutely, you need to be releasing music trying your best to keep fans interested in you. But if you are a major artist, I think it’s a different story.
What are you listening to at the moment?
I keep my music on shuffle. But I’ve found myself frequently going back to Nirvana’s Nevermind, Linkin Parks Hybrid Theory, and Kanyes Yeezus. Aside from those major albums, I’ve been bumping a lot of Denzel Curry, Saba, JID, J. Cole, and Kendrick.
If you could pick three artists to headline a weekend festival, who would you pick?
Me, Kanye, Kendrick. That’s the dream right there.