Breakthrough LA-based artist Lauv today reveals he will embark on his debut Australian and New Zealand tour in March next year, performing in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne before playing Auckland’s Powerstation on Monday 19th March.
Just 23 years in age, Lauv is responsible for this year’s chart-topping breakout hit ‘I Like Me Better’, which has garnered close to 200 million Spotify streams, and over 5 million YouTube views.
He is also an accomplished songwriter, with recent cuts as co-writer on Charli XCX’s hit ‘Boys’ and Cheat Codes’ ‘No Promises’ featuring Demi Lovato. He also features on DJ Snake’s latest single ‘A Different Way’, which has already chalked up close to 20 million Spotify streams.
With ‘I Like Me Better’, Lauv delivers an up-tempo track built on gracefully sculpted beats and a shimmering melody. New Zealand audiences, media and industry alike have embraced the song, peaking at #3 on the iTunes and Shazam charts. ‘I Like Me Better’ has attained Gold accreditation, and is still climbing the charts with commercial radio airplay across the board on all major networks.
“Sunshine pop with a contagious sense of intelligence...” – Clash Music
“I Like Me Better’ is transforming into a proper summer jam without losing its meditative qualities.” -
“…another pop masterpiece… A subdued but addicting pop moment layered with emotion.” – Project U
Lauv’s breakout single, ‘The Other’, amassed over 88 million Spotify streams by early 2017. On the track, Lauv’s unguarded honesty instils a slow-burning fusion of R&B and indie-pop which was taken to another level with his surprise global smash ‘I Like Me Better’.
His playlist ‘I met you when I was 18’ launched last week features a host of tracks including ‘The Other’, ‘I Like Me Better’ and the new song ‘Easy Love’ and will become the musical birthplace for new material over the coming months as Lauv invites fans into his world.
He’s hit the Spotify Global Top 50 and Global Top 100 Artists with ‘I Like Me Better’ and is only just beginning. Supporting Ed Sheeran on the Asian leg of his world tour this spring, Lauv is one of the brightest young stars on the world music stage and you can bet he won’t be playing such intimate venues for long! Music lovers, don’t miss this remarkable star-in-the-making on his debut New Zealand visit.