What to look out for in Theodora’s new EP, letsnotcallitlove
If you've never heard of her, now's a good time to put her on your playlist. Theodora Lau, a 20-year-old singer-songwriter from Singapore, has released her newest single, 'Way Out', last Friday, and we’re hooked to its fresh electronic beats that run in the same vein as her two previous singles, 'Fault Lines' and 'JULY'.
Making a name of herself since 2014, Lau's smooth and haunting vocals immediately gained traction in the local music scene, receiving praise from prominent singers such as Gentle Bones and Inch Chua. Her performances at Baybeats 2015, GastroBeats 2018 and opening acts for Joshua Radin and JMSN added to her momentum. While she began on a more folk-influenced note, 'Way Out' takes on a more electronic and R&B approach.
"Stepping into a different sound with this single meant a lot, because I love to push what I can do and see where the cards fall," said Lau in a press release. This time, the musician’s deviating from the "heartbroken-songwriter" type present in most romantic songs. "I didn't want to get used to writing as a 'victim' from the bottom up,” she continued. “I wanted to talk about the other side of romance, where the girl is completely aware of what the guy wants romantically but plays him out."
Working together on her five-track EP, letsnotcallitlove, with Singaporean producer Flightsch — who has produced for local rappers ¥UNG RAJA and Fariz Jabba - listeners can expect to hear a mix of R&B and hip-hop. Have a listen to ‘Way Out’ below.