Lara D is a breath of fresh air for the urban music scene. Her cut above talents in both singing and her rap game have gained her widespread attention, and have backed her as the one to watch in 2019. Currently living in Sydney, Australia with her family this sweet sixteen pop prodigy has set her sights on the world stage. Given her talent, work ethic, and ability to put out pop bangers, it won’t be long until she’s a household name.
Growing up on a solid diet of RnB, hip hop, and pop music, Lara takes cues from the vocal and musical stylings of Camilla Cabello, Ella Mai and Bazzi, mixed with the lyrical spice and rhythmic swagger of Cardi B, and Nikki Minaj. Lara D describes making music as her ultimate form of self-expression, a portal into telling her story and sending messages to her peers, “When I sing it makes people happy which I love, people need a bit of happiness in their lives especially these days. I guess music is my way of connecting and putting forward how I feel, or what I’m wanting to share with the world”.
About this track…
After the success of her first single ‘White Lies’ which threw her into the spotlight with radio media and a myriad of new fans, she’s back at it again with her new sophisticated pop / trap banger ‘Cadillac‘. Teaming up with the hit writing duo the Banton Brothers, this is one that you won’t be able to shake out of your head.
Lara currently has 3 songs released
16-year-old Lara auditioned for last Season but failed to turn a chair. All four Coaches agreed that she is destined to be a star. Kelly Rowland specifically said Lara was her ‘big regret’ as her team was full before Lara auditioned and even tweeted about Lara’s talent. Lara took their feedback on board and has spent the year growing as an artist and is back to turn a chair. Lara believes she has got what it takes to turn a chair this time around because everyone says they see a star in her, but can the Coaches hear a star in her this time… This year Lara made it through to top 12 on Kelly’s team. And we couldn’t be more proud!
Q & A’s w Lara D
Has music always been your first career choice?
Music has always been my first career choice, I’ve always loved music growing up, there isn’t a time where I don’t sing or have music blasting in my room while dancing to old school RnB.
Do you think your upbringing has contributed to your style as an artist?
My mum grew up listening to old school RnB so my upbringing has contributed to my style of music, I would always dance to that type of music with my mum when I was a child.
What’s a typical day like for you artistically?
Well because I still attend school, my artist life is pre chilled at times, but every day I do vocal warm ups and breathing exercises, to train my voice, on the weekends I just learn new songs to keep on my repertoire.
What inspires you musically?
Things that inspire me musically is what happens around the word , I want to be an inspiration to all generations, I get inspired by how people feel and because all teenagers feel the same, I want to be expressing how they feel from a musical end.
Are there any notable songs, or artists you’ve written for we know?
What is your biggest release to date?
“White lies” through Spotify and Apple Music (all music platforms).
Are you working on any new music right now?
I already have 5 songs ready to go and two released, “white lies” and “Cadillac”.
Is there any artists or producers you’d love to work with?
There are so many artists I’d love to work with such as, Alicia keys, Chris Brown, H.E.R, summer walker, RUSS, Bazzi and REDONE.
Describe the biggest obstacle you’ve had to overcome as an artist?
Being a teenager is probably the biggest obstacle, when people tell you you’re still 16 you’ve got plenty of time, but for me I don’t want to wait, I want to do something with my music NOW “Don’t tell me I’m too young and not ready to do something I live for”.
If you could pick any artist, which career would you follow as a blueprint to your success?
Alicia keys or Beyoncé.
How have you developed your career?
I’d have to give all the credit to my dad for helping me develop my career.
When do your ideas come to you?
I feel like my ideas come to when I’m in my zone, in my free time just chilling or even listening to other music just listening to a story line from anywhere, a melody would come to my head and I would record myself of singing that melody.
What is your favorite song you have written and why?
I love all my songs but my favorite would have to be Cadillac because I love the producing of it and you can just vibe with it and it’s so chill.
Who are your biggest musical influences?
Alicia keys because she’s so inspirational and Beyoncé because, I’m inspired by her stage presence as a performer and Kelly Rowland because she’s just so real.
Which artist would you love to collaborate with and why?
Chris Brown, SZA or kehlani because I love their vibes with their music.
Where can we expect to see you in 5 years?
Hoping to win a Grammy award and being well known as an artist, even better if it was sooner.
What’s your idea of success as an artist?
To always be out there and be yourself and don’t make music because other people want you to, make it but because you want to, being determined and passionate.
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