Lara Smile - The Fighting's Over

 

Lara Smile - The Fighting's Over

Lara Smile – The Fighting’s Over

 

Artist Name – Lara Smile

 

Song Title – The Fighting’s Over

 

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Fusing an avant-garde mix of electro/rock, Lara’s music is guitar-driven, synth-inspired and brimming with colourful layers of alt-pop.

 

Influenced by many genres of music, Lara started out writing punk and soul tunes on her guitar and all-night raves in her teens led to a love of dance music and experimenting with samples.

 

In recent years, having caught the ear of BBC and international DJs, Lara’s music has so far received extensive airplay on radio stations in the UK and across the world.

 

Lara has recently featured on the new Shed Seven album, Instant Pleasures, she’s collaborated with The Orb and she’s worked with legendary producers, ‘Youth’ and Tim Bran (London Grammar, Paul McCartney and Richard Ashcroft).

 

She’s performed at some the world’s largest venues and music festivals including The Isle Of Wight Festival and The Great Escape.  She already has four Glastonbury performances under her belt. She has supported and shared the stage with many legendary artists including Pete Doherty, James McCartney, and Jesse Wood.

 

Her debut album is now available on iTunes and Amazon, via Wonky Pop Records.

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Describe yourself as an artist.

I’m a soul, rock, indie singer and songwriter who is not afraid of trying out new musical ventures.

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Tell us the genre of your music.

Alternative Rock.

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Tell us the story behind your song.

The Fighting’s Over depicts a roller-coaster romance, with an underlying psychological tension.

 

The fictional story depicts a couple that has to come to terms with letting go of their anger. To get annoyed or angry with someone I think it means you’re allowing them to have some control over you.

 

The chorus is just saying, “Now the fighting’s over”, as in, ‘I’m letting go of any turbulence and moving on from the bulls**t’!

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List the names of blogs, radio or television stations that have supported you so far.

NME, Guardian, Its All Indie, Spindle, Joyzine, RGM, Louder Than War, BBC Introducing, Amazing Radio; it has been great getting so much support over the last few tracks and the album.

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Elaborate on your music career, experience, and future goals.

As well as a singer/songwriter I am a session singer for various bands and have worked and recorded with Shed Sever, The Orb, Youth, Jah Wobble, Alex Patterson and Steve Hillage.

 

I have toured most of the world with The Australian Pink Floyd Show for the last 8 years and we’re going back on tour to the U.S. in August – October this year!

 

I’m currently on tour with my own band in the UK and want to keep touring as much as I can. I love playing live shows and it’s the best way to visit new places.

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Brief us what inspires you to write, compose and sing.

Lots of situations and artists inspire me, I like to makeup stories and write poems and use them for lyrics. A lot of my songs are philosophical, sometimes I just write words down that come into my head and go from there.

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Tell the piece of advice you will give to an upcoming artist.

Keep on keepin’ on! Don’t give up.

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Tell us how you write your lyrics, compose, sing and record in the studio.

I usually start with a poem that I’ve got tucked away somewhere, then find a melody and match the two together.

 

Record the parts to Logic; drum beat, guitar, bass, samples, and synths.

 

Come up with ideas for song structures, and then work with the band to finish it.

 

If it’s a hit, we take it to the studio for the proper recording treatment. That’s where we put the drums and bass down – I finish the rest on my laptop at home.

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Name your favourite artists for collaboration. 

The Orb, Jah Wobble, Youth and those mentioned above of course. I’d also love to work with Karen ‘O’, James Murphy (LCD Sound system), Chemical Brothers, Alexis Taylor (Hot Chip), Josh Homme, Matt Bellamy, M.I.A, Alison Goldfrapp.

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Tell us how you will spend a million dollars.

I would probably give some to charity and spend the rest on promoting, writing, rehearsing and touring my music, that’s my first priority. I would also love to go and record at an amazing studio like Gee Jam and visit Jamaica.

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Discuss music promotion and how you are boosting your fan base.

Post regularly on all your social platforms, for me, I mainly use Instagram and Facebook. It’s a fun way to connect with your fans and find out what they are up to as well.

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Tell us how you manage other activities with your music career.

Music is my life and I get to travel. As a session singer, I get to see a lot of the world. It’s important to get a balance though; I always love to catch up with friends and family when I get home. As well as check-out other artists and get back into the London music scene when I am back.

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State your artist’s name and elaborate on it.

Lara Smiles is my real name. I decided to use my own name as even though I gig, record and develop songs with a band, Lara Smiles is my project.  I write all the songs and record the music!

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State the title of the album and the reason for choosing the title.

Well, the first single from the album was, All For You. The reason I liked it, is because the album is like a gift, something to give back to all the people who have supported me, All For You – Lara Smiles.

 

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