Saturday 4 July 2020
Global-tinged pop sounds from rising star

She has fast flows, sharp lyrics and a crystal-clear vision. 23-year-old Lous and The Yakuza is turning heads with her fresh sound.

You may have heard her first single “Dilemme” because it has really been dominating the airwaves and the streaming apps. In Denmark, the song was chosen as track of the week at Danish radio station P3.

The urban-tinged sounds – skilfully produced by Rosalía’s producer El Guincho – combined with Lous’ French tongue makes up a special cocktail that follows up on said Rosalía’s sounds that merge local flavours with a big pop sound.

Lous’ civil name is Marie-Pierra. She was born in Congo and grew up in Rwanda, where she took refuge in school, music and writing. In her early teens she moved to Belgium with her parents, and her most cherished wish was to be a singer. Over time, she developed her moniker Lous, and it didn’t take long before her talent was discovered.

Catch the video for “Dilemme”. It is biographical of 23-year-old Lous’ life. She literally wears multiple identities, each complete with their own environment – from growing up in Congo to proving herself as an artist in Brussels. It’s a song about finding one’s place in the world.

More tracks will follow soon. In fact, the songwriter is preparing her debut album, Gore, which will be out early this year. It may just catapult her into stardom.

Make sure you catch her at Roskilde Festival 2020.