We first heard from Lorelei Roux upon the release of her debut single “Unstoppable.” That track introduced a talented composer and multi-instrumentalist producer with an adventurous and experimental style. The Lo-fi instrumental mixed elements of Ambient, Chill-hop and Trip-hop into a hypnotic downtempo groove.
Although Lorelei Roux is just now making her solo debut, the project comes after over two decades of music making. She has played on stages and in studios around the world, wherever life took her. With her latest single, Lorelei is taking us into a new area code.
“Go!” is the brand new single from Lorelei Roux, released worldwide to all major streaming services on November 19, 2021. On the new song, she takes a 180 degree stylistic turn into a groovy retro-futuristic Electro-House vibe. Gone are the analog instruments and record scratches of “Unstoppable.” “Go!” is all electronic, with pulsing Synthwave arpeggios and a cinematic Sci-fi vibe.
The visuals for “Go!” match the song’s psychedelic futuristic feel with plenty of fractal images and high tech chaos. Check it out below. You can also hear the song on the Deep Indie Dance playlist, or listen on your favorite streaming service. We had the chance to chat with Lorelei Roux about life and music. Check out her answers to our 8 questions below. Follow the links at the end of this article to connect with this exciting artist.
8 Questions with Lorelei Roux
Where are you from?
I reside in the lovely central New York city of Syracuse. I have braved living all over, walking the earth to and fro; however, I am not of this world, that I can confirm! (smiles)
How long have you been making music?
I picked up guitar first at age 4 (I think), then kinda consumed music of all sorts. I recall my first vinyl records were given to me by my parents when I was age 5 (Michael Jackson “Thriller” and “Rick Dees” Disco Duck). As a young child I goofed around with various synths at school and sang and stuff like that and some saxophone in grades 3-5. I got back into guitar around 5th grade where I asked my Dad to teach me “Horse with No Name” by America and “Stairway to Heaven” by Led Zeppelin. I recall my stepmom being frustrated with my playing in those early days… “Is that all you know”. “Yes”.
Who are the musicians involved in your project?
I am mostly a one-person operation; I do like to collaborate with others and I do use various really good session artists for some instruments that may be outside my depth to record live tracks. I also have worked with vocalists over the years, where I create the music and they provide the vocals. I am not particularly fond of my voice so working with others helps in my shortcomings. And most importantly my muse and soul mate, with whom without I would be mere rags crumpled in the corner.
Who are your biggest musical influences?
This is a constantly changing thing for me. If I were to randomly draw into a satchel and pull out some willy nilly, I would name Pink Floyd, Black Sabbath, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Britney (you go Britney!), Bauhaus, to name a few… There is so much wonderful art out there under the sun; it simply is amazing!
What is your greatest non-musical influence?
People that are kind and show love to others even despite their own receiving of such love.
What inspired you to create this project?
Like most projects I have, they are sparked by transcendental moments in time and space of my life experience, all the joys and all the sorrows. I try to enjoy the rise of the pendulum and embrace the fall of the same, hanging delicately in the middle pillar of balance. Expressing myself through music creation helps me transform that energy and process in a healthy spiritual way.
What are your plans for the future (musically)?
I really hope to have the upcoming album released Dec 23, 2021, for “New & Improved” which would be my debut as Lorelei Roux. Next year I already have begun work on the Lorelei Roux sophomore album and I will also be collaborating with other musicians to create a community Eristic inspired jubilee of sorts. That is in early planning currently.
Is there anything else you would like to say?
If you are reading this, know you are loved. Thanks for having me back!