Today on our Hot Seat we have Layke, a singer, songwriter and recording artist. Let’s have a chat with her.
Twist Online : Which famous musicians do you admire?
Layke : Oh so many but Freddie Mercury and Queen have always been the absolute top for me. His creativity and performance level and everything is just astounding. I am a huge fan of Shirley Manson from Garbage she’s such a badass. And Janet Jackson has been one of my all-time favorites for my entire life. I grew up learning like all of her dances and songs.
Twist Online : How would you describe the music that you typically create?
Layke : It’s def pop music in the sense that it’s catchy but it’s moody and it takes you on a journey. I make music to make people feel things.
Twist Online : Our readers would like to know about your upcoming EP Frequency?
Layke : Frequency is meant to transport you. It’s meant to take you to another place through various feelings and emotions and hopefully it also makes you want to get up and dance. It’s meant to make people feel things deeply, want to get up and change what’s going on in the world, and want to get up and dance.
Twist Online : How was the response to ‘Bad Things‘ so far?
Layke : It’s been incredible. I’m honestly so pleasantly overwhelmed by the positive response. It’s such a deeply personal song for me because it’s talking about my bisexuality/pansexuality and navigating that and it just really means a lot that the response has been so good!
Twist Online : Where would you would like to perform? Dream venue?
Layke : This question makes me sad because a lot of the venues are going to be gone because of this pandemic. But I would die to play at the Mercury Lounge in NYC one day. Such an iconic venue it’s always been a dream. And then not to sound cliche but who doesn’t want to play Wembley Stadium?! Like if you are someone that likes to perform live that is literally the biggest venue in the world and I can’t think of a more incredible and amazing experience than performing for that many people at once.
Twist Online : What would you be doing right now, if it wasn’t for your music career?
Layke : I honestly don’t even know how to answer this because all I have ever done since I can remember is music. But if I had to choose something I would probably say have a dog rescue. And that’s something I do want to do anyways one day so hopefully I’m gonna get to :)))
Twist Online : How do you feel the Internet has impacted the music business?
Layke : I feel like it’s been such a positive thing because it’s leveled the playing field in some ways. Independent musicians now have a vehicle to be able to get their music out there without having to deal with major labels and their requirements and their constraints etc. And people can access music from literally the most remote places. It’s amazing. We are so much less limited because of the way the Internet and the music industry have evolved.