L.A-based singer-songwriter Louis Knight – best recognised from his recent appearances on American Idol – tells Headliner about his experiences on the show, the ways in which he wants to develop his artistry, and his recent release Burn This All Down from his upcoming EP.
What have you been up to lately, and how did you initially weather the pandemic?
I moved to L.A last September, and have just been writing and recording ever since. My new EP will be in two parts and is coming out later this year. Before that I took a year break from releasing music, so now I’m ready to hit it hard with some songs that really mean a lot to me. And we’re also gearing up for my first ever proper tour!
When the pandemic started we were in L.A getting ready for the live shows for American Idol. As things started shutting down state by state, we were sent home and there was a lot of uncertainty. Thankfully, they found a way to make the show happen by getting each us to film our performances using three iPhones and ring lights, all from home. So it was really cool to be able to finish out the season.