The must-have album of 2021, LAU’s debut album “Believer” is finally here, an album where every song could be a fantastic Retrowave/Synthpop single, full of catchy and emotional hits.
LAU (AKA Laura Fares), a prominent figure in the Synthwave and Retrowave scenes has finally gone solo after over a decade of writing Synthwave hits for other artists including (NINA’s best selling albums Synthian and Sleepwalking). She finally decided to step into the limelight, and sing the songs she writes, straight from the heart.
With collaborators such as French up and coming Producer Ends 84, American Producer Brian Skeel, and UK based producers Astrotones and Maxx Parker, this is a soon-to-become classic album in the Retrowave/Synthpop scene.
The Deluxe version of Believer includes superb remixes by some of the top producers in the genre like Luke Million, Sunglasses Kid, Droid Bishop, Popcorn Kid, Maethelvin, Highway Superstar and newcomer talent Austin Apologue. It and also includes an exclusive cover version of a Haim’s “Now I’m In It”, reworked by Friday Night Firefight.
LAU’s debut album “Believer” and “Believer (Deluxe)” are out digitally worldwide on February 12th 2021 via Aztec Records.
Since their debut in January 2019, KEiiNO has achieved more than most fresh bands. The platinum-awarded trio is nominated for Song of the Year at the Norwegian Grammys (28.03.20), they've won 4 Scandipop-awards, made it to #1 on the Norwegian sales-charts and reached #2 on Spotify’s Gloabal Viral Chart. Popjustice even ranked their debut-single “Spirit in the Sky” the third best song of 2019.
Left up to the 200 million TV-viewers of Eurovision, KEiiNO would have won the contest in 2019 (Ranked #6). Their mix of uplifting dance-pop, nordic folk, and joik, combined with traditional Sámi elements, has reached a broad audience beyond their nordic beginnings. Their debut-song charted well across Europe, and was #10 on the Global iTunes Charts. Perhaps not surprising, as the public in eight countries including the UK, Germany, Australia, Sweden, Denmark, and the Netherlands had KEiiNO on top in the ESC.
This year they want to represent Norway again in the ESC 2021 with this superb new song called "Monument"! Let's hope the Norwegian public will vote for them en masse and send them of to Rotterdam for the 2021 edition of the ESC!