In a world which thrives on labels and conforming to a set of picture-perfect standards, Layke (and her signature icy lavender hair) has created a limitless space through her ground-breaking music that defies societal norms. And now she is back with her new track Tonight Can’t Be The Last Time, which is from her forthcoming EP Frequency. Layke spoke with The Fountain about the new track and plans for 2020 as well as venues she pins her hopes on playing.
TF: You have a new single out, what has the reception been like to Tonight Can’t Be The Last Time?
The reception has been amazing! With this particular tune we really wanted to write a modern love song. We wanted it to feel very futuristic almost like you were in another universe having an intergalactic relationship. And I had never really experimented with autotune as an effect which is what a lot of people do in pop music. And since we were fully moving me into the actual full on pop world which is a whole new world for me, my producer Adrian Gurvitz said let’s really push this song into a very futuristic sound. And so we used a lot of effects I normally wouldn’t and it was really, really fun. And I feel like people that are getting it are really loving it. It’s a very modern love song.
TF: How would you sum it up in one sentence?
Tonight Can’t Be the Last Time is about that connection with someone that makes you feel the butterflies and the warm and fuzzies you get when you start dating someone new you really like or a new relationship.
TF: What is your plan for the remainder of the year, after this single?
My next single Going Out On a High will be out on October 9 and I will have some awesome content and videos coming out with that. And then I have another single called XOXO coming out November 20 and I’ll also have some awesome content and videos coming out with that. And then the EP itself FREQUENCY drops on December 11th so I’m really, really excited about these coming months!
TF: Where is your favourite venue for playing live, where is the next place you look most forward to gigging?
I’ve played basically every small to mid-size venue in Los Angeles and I love so many of them for so many different reasons. From the Strip to the Eastside to the Westside there are just so many amazing places to play in Los Angeles so it’s hard to pick a favourite. But I’ve always wanted to play the Mercury Lounge in New York. But who even knows what’s happening with venues right now it’s really sad with Covid and everything and I hope that the music industry can recover and a lot of the venues that I’ve played and hope to play are still there because Covid has affected everything.