London Llaflare is an artist on the rise. After years of honing his craft, London is ready to bring his unique blend of emotion, vocal capability and harmonizing to the world. His music is a melting pot of genres and his lyrics are relatable and honest. His main goal is to help others escape from the struggles of everyday life and to be true to themselves.
In the early years of London’s life, music was an escape. Growing up in a non-musical family, it was the only way he could express himself. His first music teacher, Mr. Morgan, allowed his students to express themselves and be creative. He was a huge supporter of London and helped steer him to greatness. London first learned to play the baritone and eventually began writing poetry which he then turned into music.
London’s music is often filled with emotion and his voice makes any song heartfelt and emotional. He’s been called a “heartbreak singer” and rightfully so. His creative process usually starts with an instrumental. He finds a beat which resonates with his mood and a phrase pops into his mind from it. From that phrase he builds the song. His main inspiration comes from being relatable and reaching an audience that resonates with him.
London has had many musical inspirations over the years. People like Brandy, Tank, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj and Chris Brown have all inspired him in different ways. Brandy’s vocal capability and harmonies have always impressed London and he looks to her for background vocal inspiration.
London’s fans are incredibly supportive and motivating. They keep him going even when he doesn’t know it and will forever be part of his journey and close to his heart. He creates for both himself and his supporters, as he touches many genres of music.
London is no stranger to the struggles of the music industry. He’s had to learn to balance music with his other obligations and even admits that doubting himself can take a toll. He believes it’s important to learn, study and understand old music and music history to appreciate it more. He also believes that real talent isn’t always rewarded in the industry and that anything funny or ridiculous can blow up.
London is currently working on new music and gearing up for music videos. He’s also participating in artistic collaborations with other talented artists.
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Q: What was the role of music in the early years of your life?
Music was an escape for me. It’s always been my go-to when something weighed on my conscious or heavy on my heart. Which is why I stayed writing constantly.
Q: Are you from a musical or artistic family?
Q: Who inspired you to be a part of the music industry?
So many talented artist have inspired me from different genres of music. To name a few Brandy, Tank, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, &Chris Brown.
Q: How did you learn to sing/write/play?
Growing up I always did poetry and eventually turned the poetry into music.
Q: What was your first music teacher like?
My first music teacher, Mr. Morgan, was the best. I was in band and he allowed his student the freedom to be themselves and showcase their musical talents freely. He was the biggest supporter and always steered me to greatness.
Q: What was the first instrument you learned to play?
Q: What is the story behind your band/artist name?
London Llaflare; (London) always has been nickname, so I threw Llaflare on it… and boom.
Q: What was the first concert that you ever went to?
The first concert I went to was to see Myá.
Q: How could you describe your music?
My music is usually filled with a lot of emotion, yet smooth. My voice tend to make any song heartfelt & emotional. I’ve been called “heartbreak singer”. However, I do more than just sing. Put me in any genre.
Q: Describe your creative process?
Instrumentals are usually what gets me going. If I hear a beat that resonates with my mood I instantly know how I want to approach the song. A phrase my pop in my head from a listening to a beat and then from that point on I work around that phrase or hook. I have a certain sound that I look for.
Q: What is your main inspiration?
Being relatable. It inspires me when my music is relatable or someone understands the art I’m creating. It motivates me to keep going.
Q: What musician/artist do you admire the most?
Brandy, her vocal capability and harmonies always impressed me. Which is why background vocals on my records are a big deal to me. Harmonizing whether I’m singing or rapping is important. The way she stack her vocals are genius.
Q: What is one message you would like to give to your fans?
To be true to who you are always. As long as you’re you, you’ll attract the crowd that resonates. The truth is always the best route.
Q: How would you describe your fans?
So supportive, motivating, and they keep me up even when I don’t know it. The core supporters I have at this beginning stage will always be apart of my journey, near dear to my heart.
Q: Do you create for yourself or for your fans?
I honestly create for myself and my supporters. I’m going to always create for myself because it’s how I escape Earth. Which is when I usually create something emotional or have just experienced something that I need to talk about. Then I’ll always create for my supporters because I touch several genres of music and some may want a freestyle, pop, or reggae etc.
Q: Do you prefer to listen to music or create it?
Q: Did your style evolve since the beginning of your career?
Yes, at first I would rap and was more raunchy. I feel now I’ve cleaned it up a bit and have become a smooth, chill, “lover boy”.
Q: Who do you see as your main competitor?
Q: Would you agree that it is very important to learn, study and understand old music and
It is Important because people didn’t have it easy as today. People put there blood, sweat and tears on a different dynamic back then which in a way has made it so much easier for the music artist today. It’s only right to want to get the knowledge of music history to appreciate it more.
Q: If you could have a musician tag along with you on tour for one month , who would you
Beyonce, I feel like she’s the greatest of our time right now. She’s set the bar for stardom so high with grace. To have her near me on a tour, to pour into me what it takes to be the best artist I can be would be an honor.
Q: What do you enjoy most about being an artist?
That I can create at any giving time.
Q: What skills are most useful in the music industry?
Being open to try new things. Many times you may be uncomfortable but as long as you’re open and willing to work at perfecting, you’re unstoppable when it comes to learning new skills.
Q: How do you handle frequent travels and being away from home for long periods of time?
I enjoy traveling, especially when a project is involved. As long as I’m doing what I love I feel at home.
Q: How do you handle working evenings and nights?
Piece of cake when you’re a night owl.
Q: When was the last time you performed in front of a huge audience?
The last time I performed was at a club in Chicago for a party.
Q: Tell me about your best performance?
I don’t feel like I have a best performance yet until I’m able to put on a complete full show and show all my skills with choreography.
Q: What would you do if the audience looked bored during your performance?
Knowing me, I would crack a joke to break the awkwardness.
Q: How do you energize the audience?
I'd engage with them before I start my performance to get more of a connection.
Q: What is the biggest problem you have encountered in the journey of music?
That doubting yourself can take a toll on you. You must fully believe in yourself because there are some people that don’t want you to win.
Q: If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?
That real talented artist could get the same overnight stardom that other artist receive from simply saying some off the wall funny phrases over a beat. I feel the industry will push anything that’s a joke.
Q: Have you ever participated in any music competition?
Yes, I’ve submitted songs in contest.
Q: What are your plans for the coming months?
Continue to work on new music and gear up for music videos.
Q: Do you have any artistic collaboration plans?
Yes, there’s a few great artist that I’m currently working with.
Q: What does your typical day look like?
My day consists of me doing graphics, video editing and listening to instrumentals.
Q: How do you think social media has changed the music industry?
It’s easy now to blow up if you make a song someone can dance to. Everyone’s on social media. Verses then you actually had to go out and work hard to be heard let alone seen.
Q: What does your typical weekend look like?
I’m a homebody but often I will go out to a bar.
Q: How do you balance the music and your other obligations-school, family, etc?
It always balances out. My family and friends are usually involved in my music anways or pushing to do something new.
Q: What is the saddest song you've ever heard?
My very own song “My Perfect Heartbreak “
Q: What are your interests outside of music?
video games, movies, and sports.
Q: What is your email?
Q: What is your Artist Name?
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