June’s artist of the month is Berlin-based singer Lusah.
Twenty years young
I was born and raised in Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany.
Do you have a nickname?
I don’t actually… I feel like everyone calls me by a different nickname. “Thirsty”, “schnupe”, “schnupdogg”, “shlulu” but none of my friends have ever called me by the name Lusah yet…
What’s your star sign?
What’s your motto?
Take your time. Don’t rush things you’re passionate about.
What are your biggest influences?
Wow. There are too many to think of. I used to listen to a lot of Ane Brun and what most people would consider as the weird stuff like The Residents or Camille in my childhood. So I guess that definitely had an influence on my taste in music. Otherwise, lyrically, I feel like SZA and I have a similar way of writing. My lyrics are really direct and honest. Music is really the only way for me to be brave enough to speak up and express how I truly feel.
Who are your favorite artists?
As I said, SZA for sure. Portishead, Ane Brun, Tyler the Creator, Tierra Whack, Octavian, Chilly Gonzales, Wun Two… I listen to so many different artists and genres on a daily. It’s really hard to say who is my favorite. Those are the ones that first came to my mind.
What is your favorite album?
To be honest, I think it actually might be ANTI by Rihanna. I don’t know why I just never got tired of it.
What is your favorite song?
At the moment… Unemployed by Tierra Whack.
What is your favorite film?
Any film directed by Tim Burton and Hayao Miyazaki.
Why do you make music?
It’s really the only thing I’m good at. I always made music. I’m also one of those annoying people who can’t stand silence… I listen to music almost 24/7.
Do you have any upcoming projects?
I’m releasing my mixtape fragile on the 7th of July this year so stay tuned. Oh! And my good friend Kazondabeat just released his second mixtape Mood Swingz which I’m featured on, so definitely check that out!
What is one thing we should remember about you?
Just try to remember me.