Russell Louder’s debut album Humor will be released February 26 by Lisbon Lux Records.
Louder is a trans artist originally from PEI, now based in Montreal. They make electro-pop that’s carried by a powerful clear voice reminiscent of Florence and the Machine, London Grammar, Austra, Eurythmics or La Roux.
With only three singles released to date, one of which has reached over 300K streams on Spotify (“Light Of The Moon”), Louder is described by CBC as “A star in the making.” Their debut singles have been featured prominently on CBC Radio 1, 3 and Q. Louder was also a finalist in the 2019 CBC Music Searchlight competition (which showcases undiscovered Canadian musicians).
Louder is an artist who loves contact with the public and immerses themselves in it. Fans only have to see them in concert once to fall for the luminous and authentic world they built, both poignant and danceable, just like their music. “I make music for dancing and crying,” they say.
While the music is sometimes danceable, the lyrics are thought-provoking and highlight Louder’s talent as a storyteller. Each song on Humor is the musical embodiment of the real or fictional characters that populate their imagination. Listening to Humor, it becomes evident that the Maritime folk music that Russell grew up with on PEI has influenced their way of writing and storytelling.
On Humor, Louder talks about memory, grief and identity. They are interested in exploring and weaving the stories that emerge from those themes to create a liberating experience for the listener. These stories infuse the audience with emotions that are both personal and universal.
Pre-order a copy at russelllouder.bandcamp.com/album/humor