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Take 5 : Layke

We have a quickfire chat with L.A. electro pop talent Layke

In a world which thrives on labels and conforming to a set of picture-perfect standards, Layke (and her signature icy lavender hair) has created a limitless space through her ground-breaking music that defies societal norms. And now the dream pop songstress has completely catapulted into the ever-evolving pop realm, she’s ready to speak openly to help others find their voice and for the universe to take note. Her latest single ‘Tonight Can’t Be The Last Time’ is taken from her forthcoming EP ‘Frequency’. We decided to find out more with a Take 5…

1] When did you realise that you wanted to be a music artist? What or who has inspired you?

I’ve been singing since I was young and I was in dance since I could walk. At some point in high school I started taking poetry that I wrote and turning it into songs and that’s when I realized wow I could really do something with this beyond where I was. And it felt really empowering and I knew I had to go for it.  

2] Who, living or dead, would you dream of collaborating with?

That’s easy. Freddie Mercury. But who wouldn’t want to collaborate with Freddie Mercury. In my opinion the best singer and performer that ever lived.

3] Tell us about your single –‘Tonight Can’t Be The Last Time’- what is the song about?

TCBTLT is a song about those moments where you meet somebody and you have an amazing connection and you just don’t want it to end. But you’re not sure how they feel about you and you just don’t want it to be the last time that you are together even if it’s the first time or the hundredth time you’re just drawn to that person and you want to be all about their world. So you know that it can’t be the last time. And you just want them to come closer and to feel everything about them and who they are. It’s about those butterflies. It’s about the warm and fuzzies. 

4] Tell us five things you love about the city/town you live in, and why……LOS ANGELES, CA
  • 1 It’s sunny 90% of the time so you can go outside and do things all of the time basically.
  • 2 There is so much amazing food in Los Angeles it’s a foodies dream and I’m definitely a foodie.
  • 3 Anytime you need to recharge a quick trip to the desert will do that. There’s something about the energy there.
  • 4 There is so much culture and so much diversity. I grew up in Texas where it’s not like that and it was just amazing to move to Los Angeles.
  • 5 People don’t judge people for being different here. That’s something that growing up in Texas I was very much judged for and here people embrace it and actually encourage it.
5] What are you most looking forward to this year?

Well I’m hoping it’s this year. But being able to hug the people that I love. This pandemic has really put things in perspective and my family is in another state so I can’t see them so I really miss them. 

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