Sticks & Stones Shitty Interview NO.145
Montreal-born-and-raised singer/songwriter laye first floated onto the scene and released four tracks in 2018. Laye’s film noir inspiration, ode to old-school 70s horror movies, and gothic-inspired collages perfectly complement her sultry, alt-flavored pop, and guided her 2019 debut album ‘Lonesome’, which was created over the course of four years with a slew of legendary pop and hip-hop producers.
“Blue” and “Touching Myself” are the first two tracks from the new song cycle, released in spring 2023. Both tracks continue Laye’s foray into the darker aspects of indie pop. Her sultry, playful vocals fuse a light, airy melody with signature somber lyrics, making her interior world sound simultaneously apocalyptic and cheery.
Laye’s talent for creating atmospheric pop music, never compromising on her vision or a solid hook is on full display in the new music. For laye, making pop music is a big umbrella full of creative potential and opportunity. “I think people are really redefining what it means to be a pop artist today. When you hear ‘pop’ I think your mind goes to one specific type of song, but ‘pop’ is almost always a mix of genres, and it’s up to you to choose what you want to do with it,” she says.
As a singer and songwriter, Laye is coming into her own and exploring the next chapter of her evolution as an artist. With over 11 million global streams, and features in FASHION and Paper magazines, laye is one of our most exciting young pop artists, pursuing a vision all her own while creating beautiful, dystopian pop gems.
Today it is a pleasure to bring you Sticks & Stones Shitty Interview No.145 with Laye.
Sticks & Stones: What have you done today to make the world a better place?
Laye: Walk instead of drive.
Sticks & Stones: You have to swap out your right arm for an item in your home, what do you choose & why?
Laye: Swiss army knife because that’s like multiple usages right there.
Sticks & Stones: What’s the weirdest thing you have ever done to impress someone?
Laye: Probably write someone a poem…cause…eek.
Sticks & Stones: Favourite creative project to date?
Laye: My next release! This song is sooooo special to me. It’s also paired with the first music video where I wrote the full treatment myself.
Sticks & Stones: What would you rather be doing than this shitty interview?
Laye: This is actually fun. I haven’t drawn in forever. Maybe be on a flight to somewhere?
Sticks & Stones: Tell us something about yourself that we can’t google.
Laye: I can’t drive. I’m a backseat kind of girl. Or passenger princess.
Sticks & Stones: Best thing about you?
Laye: (Illustration of a heart).
Sticks & Stones: Worst thing about you?
Laye: My sad brain but I love her all the same!
Sticks & Stones: What is your most valuable possession?
Laye: I love this lil locket of mine.