British singer-songwriter Louise Golbey fills us in about her musical journey so far, and reveals how lockdown has led her into a different yet equally busy day to day life - including the launch of her own podcast and the creation of a brand new album.
Born into a musical family and raised in Bournemouth, writing and performing has arguably always been part of Louise Golbey’s DNA.
Taking heavy inspiration from artists such as Erykah Badu, D'Angelo and Jill Scott, Golbey has brought her neo soul sound to some big London venues including Ronnie Scotts, the London Hippodrome and The Jazz Café, as well as landing her performances at the Glastonbury Festival via BBC Introducing, the Isle of Wight Festival, and the London Jazz Festival.
This year, Golbey has been working on her second album with single release Scarlet Woman, which she is hoping to release this autumn.
“Obviously I would have been spending quite a few months working on the tracks with the producers, but it’s been hard to do that remotely,” says Golbey. “My voice is naturally quite jazzy, and I’ve been told that it’s quite distinctive which is nice. My recent tracks however have been more on the pop soul, R&B side.”
Despite being furloughed from her day job at a music company, Golbey has been keeping herself busy working on new material in the studio, as well as promoting her existing material.