“For as long as I can remember, I have always been seen as the girl that kept to herself, quietly working, sensitive and shy,” said LAIE. “Growing up, that felt like a curse. I was never popular and never tried to be someone I wasn’t. I just wanted to be accepted for who I was.”
Strength has been forged through the will of artist LAIE. She’s been waiting for this chapter of life, for, what it seems to be all of her young life.
“I grew up in Ohio writing stories to song, spending many nights sitting on my bedroom floor with a keyboard and notebook. When I wrote my emotions down with pen on paper, it made it easier to feel the heartbreak and happiness of healing. I found my own strength and solace in a space where judgement was non-existent.”
When you listen to a song and artist, there are times when you can feel their ambitions. But the most easiest and heartfelt vibe that you can feel is the conviction of their inner ambitions. It is a passion that LAIE has garnered through the mysteries of how she, as a person, has been born and raised and developed. Through some natural magic, LAIE has becomes the entity that she wants to be.
What she has to be. Now, then into the future. And in that excitement, she is in this small sliver of time and space, where it feels to her, that it’s been a lifetime of celebrations, tearful anxiousness and undying love for what’s next.
That time is here. LAIE is here.
LAIE’s anthem is in her prose below. We think it’s something you should read.
It’s the humbleness that makes LAIE decadent. It’s the lion-heart for where she wants to be, is heroic. Purity in her art form, broadens in attraction. It’s her music that explains all that.
I hold tightly and embrace that person inside that I tried to run so anxiously from.
I continue to find myself in the late night writing sessions when everything feels like its going wrong,
in the small victories,
and in the moments when truth wins.
How I speak, how I love and how I move.
This is what I write about.
The thing I love most about music is that all you need is an idea.
A simple thought, a feeling, an experience, and heartbreak.
The familiar feelings that remind you that everything will be alright.
These are the monumental moments that seem so small.
Music makes you feel it all over again.
This is why I write.
This is how we feel the same things.
Raw and alive – woven from the same threads.
I am a songwriter and producer.
I have played piano for years, yet I continue to stay rusty.
I don’t have perfect pitch and I am okay with that.
– LAIE –