Heard of Alice Phoebe Lou before? If not then watch her new video and fall in love with this woman’s voice. ‘Orbit’ is taken from her debut album of the same name and is out now.
Growing up in Kommetjie, South Africa, Alice knew that as soon as she finished school she would pack up her things and see the world. She left home at the age of 17 on an unplanned trip to Europe, and discovered her love for street performance as she travelled from city to city. When she moved to Berlin a year later, she started her career as a street musician in earnest, drawing in an increasing number of listeners every time she played on street corners and train stations. Alice has now become a fixture of the city’s vibrant music scene.
Since her first official show in Berlin in July 2014, Alice has played at churches in London, music Halls in NYC, cafes in L.A., on the west bank in Palestine, on the streets of Paris, living rooms in Amsterdam, in Johannesburg supporting the Lumineers, in Cape Town to help build a new fence to support a sustainable farm…not the usual string of shows, but shows, venues and locations that make perfect sense to Alice.
This coming May she will embark on her own European tour together with her band. Every step of the way Alice aims to perform short solo sets at record stores and on the streets of the cities she visits on tour. All dates here including The Great Escape in May.
‘Orbit’ comprises nine jazz-influenced, eclectic tracks recorded between Cape Town and Berlin that encapsulate the freshness of her live style, vagabond spirit and showcase her distinctive, soprano voice.