Rising 19-year-old Filipino-Australian R&B artist Lara Andallo today releases her major label debut, Confidential.
Lara’s crisp vocals soar over minimal production and the result is an R&B heater that oozes soul and confidence. Written in her bedroom studio and produced by her friend and collaborator EDY, Confidential sounds like a poised middle finger to fake friends. But it’s more than that, and it started in a dark place. “Confidential started as a sad song about being an outsider. When I wrote it, I wasn’t dancing very much, I’d lost some friendships, and I was processing that,” she explains. “But over time, it changed from being a sad song to an empowering one. Now it’s about feeling different but not giving a fuck.” Lara hopes that when people hear Confidential, they will feel comfortable with themselves too.
At 17-years-old,Lara independently released three bedroom recordings that were met with praise from likes of Off The Clef, Thank Guard and Complex AU & UK. Now, armed with her first body of music set for release late this year, Lara joins a new guard of artists making waves in Australia.
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